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Visit to Sandringham Flower Show.

The site of the show is close to Sandringham House (not open that day) but the gardens and the parish church were open for us to enjoy.  The show itself was like a grand version of the Countess of Warwick’s Show and there was so much to see and do. The Horticultural marquees were a joy with varied displays and themes and of course plants to buy!

The stalls were varied and offered something for everyone. The arena events captivated a large audience (especially the camels and heavy horses) and the Aerostars aerobatic display was excellent stiff necks all round!

On Wednesday July 29th, which turned out to be one of the better days weather wise that week, a coach load of us left Dunmow at 9 am and had a good journey to Norfolk. This was not the case for other local coaches! On arrival David Beedle met us as promised to give us advice and hints for the day. We duly set off to accost the royal family, have a coffee etc or start to explore the showground.

There were opportunities for quieter moments in the gardens and the tearoom when a sit down was required. A truly enjoyable experience for all who went. Our thanks go to David who organised the visit for us, the driver who navigated the queues leaving the site and the weather that held off until we were on the coach!