Wisbech decked in floral finery for Rose Fair

Opening day of Rose Fair Wisbech.

Opening day of Rose Fair Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

The biggest event of the year for Wisbech is coming up on the calendar with the town decorated in floral finery for the Rose Fair.

Rose Fair parade, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Rose Fair parade, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Organisers have put in hours of work to ensure that from July 2 to July 5 the town will be seen at its very best.

Opening day of Rose Fair Wisbech.

Opening day of Rose Fair Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church is the focal point of the festival and organisers have been planning its decoration since September 2013.

The flowers, both local and exotics ones shipped in, are almost ready to be arranged.

Angie Manning said coach bookings have gone well, lunches and strawberry teas are being booked in to the Rose Café and volunteers are busy baking, ordering food, flowers and organising paper work to ensure health and safety and hygiene standards are taken into consideration.

The rest of the town embraces Rose Fair so visitors will find all the tourist attractions, Peckover House, Octavia Hill’s Museum, Wisbech Museum, the Castle, Angles Theatre and many more open throughout the week.

“St Peters Church is renowned for the amazing floral arrangements which are created by volunteers some of whom travel quite a way for the pleasure of working for such a prestigious event.

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“You can imagine all the activity that goes on behind the scenes so that when people come to visit every flower, in the beautiful gardens of the church, appears to be smiling, all the buildings along the Brinks and round the Crescent will be showing off their wonderful architecture, whilst inside dusters will have been flying, brushes sweeping and brows mopped,” Ms Manning said.

On Saturday the local Round Table Club have their annual parade of floats which involve many schools and local businesses who dress the lorry’s and themselves to represent this years them which is Great Television Moments of the 21st Century.

To see a schedule of events visit http://www.wisbech-rosefair.co.uk/Rose.

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