The final fundraising amount was over £4800 which allowed us to make a generous donation of almost £500 to FIND (Families in Need Ipswich).
This amount of fundraising makes a real difference to a small village like Flowton and where essential repairs are required to our only community building.
Thank you for supporting us.
We had a lot of enquiries about our gluten free flapjack recipe over the weekend so here it is:
Tin 18x30cm, preheat oven 190 deg C / 170 deg C fan
170g unsalted butter
110g Demerara sugar
55g golden syrup
225g gluten free oats
Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup. Stir in oats. Bake 20-30mins until just about golden brown.
Leave to cool in tin. Cut, serve and eat.
All courtesy of Mary Carter.
Well, what a fantastic weekend we had at the Flowton in Flower event. The sun shone, it didn’t rain for a change and we were inundated with visitors. Over 500 tickets were sold, with many people coming both days over the weekend.
The military vehicle display and the Gate Farm egg demonstrations drew the crowds, as did the flower festival and local history exhibition in the church. We made and served almost 350 ploughman’s lunches and cream teas and served gallons of tea!
And we loved having you all! This website has been updated with many of the pictures of the weekend and the flowers so do take a look.
To all our residents and those who so graciously put their gardens on display for our guests to visit, to the flower arrangers, to the refreshment team, our chief sign man, the church team and all the volunteers – thank you for all your hard work over the coming months and this weekend.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Rob, Debbie, Sarah and the team
Ever wondered how eggs are produced and graded? Gate Farm are holding open visits during the Flowton in Flower weekend to show how this is done – it’s not just chicken laying eggs!! Pop along for 12.30pm and 3.00pm.
We are pleased to announce that our Flower Festival in St Mary’s church is featured on the Explore Churches website.
Have a look at the information by clicking here.
It is exciting to see our Flowton in Flower event listed in the East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk magazine – especially as something to do over the Suffolk Day Big Weekender!
Suffolk Day is on 21st June.
It’s worth noting that they have the wrong address listed – we are definitely still holding it in Flowton with the postcode of IP8 4LG!
Now who doesn’t love a cream tea in the Suffolk countryside?!
Our fabulous cream teas will be on sale in the churchyard between 3pm and 5pm on both days, and at only £3.50 they are great value.
No garden on display but a show from the RESTORE and DISPLAY MILITARY GROUP so do come and look round their vehicles. The RDMG go to military shows and rallies and on trips to Europe, USA, and Australia. The vehicles range from a military bicycle, motor bikes, Jeeps, Austin Champs, Land Rovers through to larger trucks GMC, Diamond T, Ward la France which is a tank recovery vehicle, a bulldozer and even an army low loader.
We are pleased to announce that Gate Farm eggs are hosting a vintage tractor display during the Flowton in Flower event on 22-23 June. Look out on the event programme for where they are located in Flowton.