Stroll Amongst the Snowdrops Brightens Stormy Afternoon

With spring (hopefully) just around the corner, the anticipation of a stroll amongst the snowdrops followed by afternoon tea, was a welcome diversion from the winter storms.

Organised by the hard-working team at St James Church in Dalby, a leisurely walk amongst the snowdrops attracts an annual, dedicated number of followers.

Their first port of call was to see the glorious display of flowers within the grounds of Dalby House, with kind permission of Mrs Clarke. Fortunately the gardens were sheltered from the surrounding storm and featured a rich display of these robust, little gems. Pots of snowdrops were also on sale.

Meanwhile, back at St James Church, preparations were well in hand for a mouth-watering, home-made afternoon tea – beside a welcome fireside.

Additionally, a special draw took place to win a ride for two people in a Classic 1957 Rolls Royce.

Proceeds from the event, after costs, were distributed between the church’s chosen charities – Alana’s Gift (Special Needs Unit at St John’s School), Bees for Burundi and the on-going restoration of St James Church in Dalby.

Valerie Caine

© March 2020

(Courtesy of the North Western Chronicle)