Flower show sees guests have a blooming good time

Flower show sees guests have a blooming good time

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. Copy pic of a Northern Despatch photo showing the hosting of the event in the 1960's at the Bat

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641999)

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641990)

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641986)

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. John Wise surrounded by flowers. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641971)

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. John Wise surrounded by flowers. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9641969)

FLOWERY DISPLAY: Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society show at St Cuthbert's church hall, Darlington marking the society's 75th anniversary. retired chairman of the society Joe Kidd and vice chairman of the society Geoff Gardner with a vase

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VISITORS to a Darlington church had a blooming good time on bank holiday Monday.

A stunning floral display brightened up St Cuthbert’s Church Hall when the Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society returned to host its first show of the year.

The colourful event was open to the public and marked the beginning of the society’s 75th anniversary year.

The best in show was presented with a vase in memory of Joan Kidd, the late wife of former chairman Joe Kidd.

The society’s 75th anniversary celebrations will continue at its summer show, set to take place at Bondgate Methodist Church Hall in Darlington from noon until 4pm on Saturday, September 13.

For more details, email wise755@btinternet.com

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