Famous Yorkshire folk and flowers

Scientists, exlorers, artists and pioneers from Yorkshire were depicted in one of two flower festivals in Spen over the last fortnight.

The first event was at Gomersal Methodist Church with displays created by Spen Valley Flower Club.

Pam Jones, from the church, said: “It was a fantastic weekend, and we had more than 400 people through the door.

“The displays were wonderful and the flower club did an incredible job of depicting famous Yorkshire people.”

Among those depicted were artist David Hockney, Captain James Cook, aviator Amy Johnson, scientist Joseph Priestley, Sir Titus Salt, Joseph Rowntree, TV personality Alan Titchmarsh, Olympic medallist Jessica Ennis, the Brontes and Mary Taylor.

A file of facts and pictures relating to those depicted was also available for people to peruse.

The second flower festival was at Hartshead’s St Peter’s Church.

The Autumn Glory flower festival featured displays on autumnal events, like Bonfire Night, harvest and Remembrance, created by flower arranging club members.

The Rev Richard Burge, from the church, said: “We had lots of people through the doors and everybody who came down really enjoyed it. It was a phenomenal display.

“We are going to open for an extra day tomorrow from 11am to 2pm, so if anyone missed it, there is still a chance to catch the wonderful displays.”