Wonderful turn out for Fenland flower festival - and the tale of the bat who dropped in

NAME That Tune was the theme of this year’s flower festival at St Clement’s, Outwell, and had it been a competition there could only have been one winner!

The church is renowned locally for its bats and one came down to nestle inside a floral display.

It prompted some church wags to ponder on the possible title of Bat Out Of Hell.

Church warden Ruth Saunders was delighted with the numbers visiting the church over the weekend and especially pleased with the proceeds which totalled more than �1,500.

“It was a wonderful weekend,” she said.

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“By the time the rain came on Sunday I think most of our visitors had already been and gone.

“Even then however we were surprised by how many hardy souls braved the elements to stop by.”

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The festival had opened on the Friday evening with a wine and cheese party and stalls were set up on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds.

Eel catcher Peter Carter added to the weekend entertainment with a talk in church on Saturday evening.

Rounding off the weekend church goers gathered on Sunday evening for a Songs of Praise. “I think you can safely say we had a grand time,” said Mrs Saunders.

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