Despite plummeting temperatures, a good number of people braved the elements to visit Dalby House to see a wonderful display of snowdrops, which bloomed in abundance along the driveway and at the rear of the house, where they were more sheltered from the bitter, winter gales. A limited supply of potted snowdrops were also for sale but rapidly purchased by early visitors to the event.
As we head expectantly towards the close of winter, the gentle but resilient snowdrop springs eternal as a signal of hope for better days, subtly providing moments of joyfulness and optimism for those eagerly looking towards the coming season.
But there was some much needed warmth to be had at St James’ Church in Dalby, where everyone gathered in the schoolroom for a keenly anticipated afternoon tea and a welcome opportunity to thaw out in front of a roaring fire.
Additionally, there was a chance to purchase from an excellent selection of Fairtrade goods, partake in the raffle and, for a lucky few, buy a surplus of home-made scones to take home.
Proceeds from the event, after costs, will be split between Dalby Church Restoration Fund and this year’s chosen charities Bridge the Gap and the Koru Hospital Fund.
© February 2018
(Courtesy of the North Western Chronicle)