Saturday, December 9, 2023
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Snowdrops & storms


Pic/ Annette English

The traditional Snowdrop Weekend at St Leonard’s Church in Beoley was definitely one of two halves. On the Saturday, with the weather mild and relatively calm, visitors were able to wander freely around the church and grounds to enjoy the mass of tiny white flowers that had been encouraged into bloom by the recent mild weather.

However, on the Sunday, Storm Ciara struck, meaning that the day’s programme had to be abandoned. Trees had been brought down in the near 80mph gales which meant the area could be a potential danger to visitors.

The main event of the afternoon was to have been Deputy Mayor Councillor Gareth Prosser presenting prizes to the winners of the Children’s Story Competition.

The snowdrops will still be in bloom for several weeks. The church grounds are open to the public, but organisers want to stress that in the immediate short-term it is best not to visit. Photos of the flowers and of the displays inside the church can be seen at

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