Gusher headlines at festival

Read all about it! The Daventry Express made a special appearance at a village flower festival at the weekend.

One of the highlights of the event, held at St Mary’s Church in Everdon, was the Gusher train – recreated in flowers.

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' '''The Gusher '' named after the steam engine,the nickname of our local weekly newspaper,the Daventry Express.Display by Karen Kingston .

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' '''The Gusher '' named after the steam engine,the nickname of our local weekly newspaper,the Daventry Express.Display by Karen Kingston .

The paper is known as The Gusher after a steam engine that used to serve the town, and was the subject of one of the installations, which sat on the chancel throughout the festival.

One of the organisers, Susie Critchlow, said: “The theme was all about reading matter and we created some displays based around the theme of newspapers – so we thought we definitely had to incorporate The Gusher.

“We had the train designed by someone in the village and then put flowers in the carriages.”

The event raised funds towards repairs to the church and the total is expected to achieve more than £3,000.

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' 'Picturesd,Rudi Stone, (age eight at the village childrens Corner ).

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' 'Picturesd,Rudi Stone, (age eight at the village childrens Corner ).

Mrs Critchlow said: “We want to get a water outlet installed on the inside of the church. At the moment, we are having to use a tap outside and bring water in which is tricky in the winter if the pipe is frozen.

“The festival went really well and we had lots of people turn up on both the Saturday and Sunday.”

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' ''Pictured,Organising Committee from the left,Karen Kingston,Susie Critchlow,Rita Hopcraft and Anne Ford

Mhde-05-10-13 flowers-Oct13''St Mary's Church, Everdon,hosted a flowers show the ''Reading Matter'' ''Pictured,Organising Committee from the left,Karen Kingston,Susie Critchlow,Rita Hopcraft and Anne Ford