A very special flower festival took place near the 'Strawberry Fields' at Old Sodbury Church recently.

The flower festival opened on Thursday 27 of June and ran until Sunday June 30.

It featured stunning flower arrangements, crafted beautifully by the Sodbury and District Flower Arranging Society, led by Rosemary Cummins and Mary Gibson.

The theme this year inspired by 30 Beatles songs was ‘All You Need is Love’.

The whole event was organised by Lynne and Alan Watts, of the Friends of Old Sodbury Church, pictured here beside the exhibit ‘Twist and Shout’, which was arranged appropriately on the steps of the pulpit.

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final performance.

Other exhibits included ‘The Fool on the Hill’ out in the churchyard, looking across the spectacular view of the Severn estuary, and another very clever interpretation of the now listed and very famous zebra crossing at Abbey Road.

All donations received during the festival will be directed towards any maintenance needed to the fabric of the church building, and The ‘Friends' thanked all of the sponsors of the various exhibits, and all of the visitors who kindly left donations.