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Edith Cavell remembered at Swardeston flower festival

A special Festival is held in the church and its surroundings every other year in Swardeston, the home village of Nurse Edith Cavell (1856-1915). This year the event will be held on October 12 and 13.

The beautiful medieval church will be filled with twenty five flower arrangements on the theme ‘A Day to Remember’.

Unique material from the Cavell archive will be on display, along with exhibitions about Edith Cavell’s life.
Music associated with her will be played in the church. Visitors can use a newly created map to walk around the village and see places she will have known. This map will be used on guided walks led by the Cavell archivist Nick Miller at noon and 3pm on both days (the walk will last about 40 minutes).

There will be a variety of home-made food for a tasty lunch or coffee break.
Try your luck at the raffle and tombola
Visit the produce stall for home made cakes, jams, chutneys and more  and other stalls
Children will love the treasure hunt!

The two-day 2019 Festival runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday October 12th and Sunday 13th
On SUNDAY morning there will be a service from 09.30 – 10.30 in St Mary’s with some special elements relating to Edith.

Entry: £2 for adults, to include a programme of the Festival and information on all the floral displays. Children under 16 come in for free. 

In addition to the flower festival, a graveside service at the east end of Norwich Cathedral will be held at 11.00 on Saturday 12/10, 104 years on from Edith Cavell's execution on 12/10/1915. The Vicar of St Mary's Swardeston Rev Paul Burr will give the address. All welcome.

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Enquiries to or 01508 578468

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