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St Botolph’s snowdrop teas festival a success
Published 26/02/14



MORE than 1,300 people visited St Botolph’s Church in Sywncombe at the weekend for the annual snowdrop teas festival.

The event had been due to take place on both the previous weekends but was postponed due to the rain.

The traditional blessing of the snowdrops was carried out by the Rev Lucy Austin on Saturday while the rector, the Rev Christopher Evans, performed it on Sunday.



On Saturday, visitors made the most of the sunny weather as about 800 cups of tea and hundreds of cakes were sold. A second-hand book stall was open inside the church on both days.



The event raised £2,250, which will go towards the upkeep of the church, together with £500 raised when the church opened for half a day on Sunday, February 16 and parishioner Felicity Bazell sold home-made cakes.

Organiser John Sennett said: “Everyone was thrilled with what we managed to put on considering we only had three days this year.It’s the only fund-raiser we usually hold and all the usual supporters managed to make it along as well as some new faces. We had people from as far as Portsmouth, while one woman told me she was dropping in on her way from Cambridge to visit family in Wiltshire.”

Churchwarden Hilary Cox said: “We are now in our 17th year and we are victims of our own success because we can’t park that many cars on the road and when the field is wet we can’t use it.

“In the past we have done three weekends but we only have a small team so this year we said we would only do two. Because we had to cancel them, we ended up doing three days.”



Published 26/02/14

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