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Shrewsbury Flower Club celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with international expert

Howard Franklin, Barbara Evans, LL of Shropshire Anna Turner and Jane Williams

Shrewsbury Flower Club celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with international expert

Lilac and silver was the colour theme of the day as members and guests of Shrewsbury Flower Club celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a three-course lunch.

As many as 96 guests attended the £40-a-ticket event staged at Dorrington Village Hall – and VIPs included the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner, who gave the toast to the Queen after the singing of the National Anthem.A fundraising raffle held during the luncheon raised £1,000 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre at Shrewsbury Hospital.
Howard Franklin, international lecturer, demonstrator and judge of professional floristry and floral design, gave a demonstration in Constance Spry style with flowers which were in favour at the time of the Queen’s Coronation in 1952

Howard is also a Floral World Cup winner for Great Britain in bridal design.




Jane Williams, chairman of Shrewsbury Flower Club, said: “It was a wonderful event with bunting and flowers everywhere Every one of the guests present signed a special card for the Queen. It was a fantastic day, with people dressed in hats and fascinators and there was a real buzz about the occasion.

The menu included salmon terrine, jubilee chicken in prosecco sauce and a trio of puddings, including summer fruit pavlova, chocolate torte and lemon posset, and the three-course meal was provided by Jenny’s Catering.”

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Pictured above From left; Howard Franklin, club president Barbara Evans, Lord Lieutenant Anna Turner, and chair Jane Williams
Sue Smith – Shropshire Star