A blooming good festival

Mayor John Blackburn opens South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. From left, Alison Fenton, Brenda Dobson, Janet Calvert (organiser), Blanche Ruddock, the Mayor John Blackburn, Rev Nigel Spencer, and Mayoress Jackie Blackburn. Picture by Andrew Higgins  1126100a
Mayor John Blackburn opens South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. From left, Alison Fenton, Brenda Dobson, Janet Calvert (organiser), Blanche Ruddock, the Mayor John Blackburn, Rev Nigel Spencer, and Mayoress Jackie Blackburn. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126100a

A WEEKEND of celebrations were held to mark the 125th anniversary of South Cliff Methodist Church.

The event was opened on Saturday by Scarborough’s mayor and mayoress, John and Jackie Blackburn.

South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. Admiring the 'Harvest' floral display by Bet Cressy and Betty Tradewell.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  1126100c    02/07/11

South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. Admiring the 'Harvest' floral display by Bet Cressy and Betty Tradewell. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126100c 02/07/11

Visitors were treated to live organ music and a flower festival featuring 17 colourful displays.

Rev Nigel Spencer said: “It went well and we certainly had a lot of people there on Saturday morning.

“The flowers were really good and it was wonderful to celebrate this milestone.”

The event attracted over 400 visitors and raised just over £1,000 for church funds.

South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. Blanche Ruddock, with the arrangement 'Memories' by her sister Peggy Good, in memory of Blanche's late husband Bill.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  1126100d    02/07/11

South Cliff Methodist Church 125th anniversary celebrations. Blanche Ruddock, with the arrangement 'Memories' by her sister Peggy Good, in memory of Blanche's late husband Bill. Picture by Andrew Higgins 1126100d 02/07/11

Organisers of the event wish to thank every one for their help in making it a success.