Our Club History/Meet the Committee Members

"We've loved every minute of our Journey!"

"We've loved every minute of our journey!"


An idea is born

The formation of Nantwich flower Club came about from a chance remark by someone attending a flower arranging class taught by Joyce Grimley.  A coffee morning was held at the home of Jean Priestly. 


There were sixteen people who offered to be on the committee. Anne Brooke, Judy Chesters, Pat Cleaver, Eileen Foreman, Rose Foster, Joyce Grimley, Margaret Hopkins, Pam Mottershead, Jean Priestly, Dora Thornton, Edna Treloon , Pat Terras, Elizabeth Allwood,Helen Watson, Joan Pilkington & Margaret Scrigeour 

Our first meeting 27th February 1980

Some of the first Committee members were already members of a flower club who were affiliated to the regional area of Mercia and North Wales area of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arranging Societies). It was decided to send our application to this area and it was accepted. 


On 27th February 1980 the inaugural meeting was held in an upstairs room of The Civic Hall , Nantwich. This meeting included a small demonstration by Tom Hill , who later became our first President.  Joyce Grimley acted as Chairman. 

Nantwich Flower Club was born!  So was our motto "Friendship through Flowers" which we still uphold to this day.

1980-1997

During the early years 1980-1982 the club met in the Parish Hall, Nantwich. In 1983-1986 we moved to the Methodist Hall, Hospital Street. Membership grew to over 100, competitions were popular. 


In 1987 we moved to The Civic Hall, Nantwich. In 1990 we celebrated our 10th anniversary.  In June 1990 the club went on its first travels abroad. 30 members went to Paris by coach to visit the World Association of Flower Arranging Societies Show in the Bagatelle Gardens. 


During the 90's the club grew to 200 members but by 1997 the cost of The Civic had soared and our numbers had dropped so it was decided to move to Acton Parish Hall.

1998- Present Day

January 1998 saw the club at its new venue. In March 2002 we had 120 members.  Members enjoyed the cosier atmosphere and modern technology in the form of a new radio microphone. 


Present day the club still enjoys outings to Gardens, Area and National Demonstrators visiting,  Speakers on specific subjects eg Plants and Garden maintenance. We also enjoy Workshops and Members Days (where members showcase their own talents) Also Nantwich Flower Club attends The Nantwich Show where we advertise our Club. Competions are held in the Floral Marquee and many of the members enter, along with some of the local schools. 


Membership is growing and so is popularity of the club ..... Nantwich Flower Club

Our Present Committee Members

Let us introduce ourselves

Jane Doe

Joyce Hulse

President


Kath Roden

Chairman


Information folders for club/ Area Rep for club/

Nantwich Show Rep and  Nantwich Show notice board


CEO

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Jane Stockton

Vice Chairman


Care of Flower Sundries and sales table

Nantwich Show Team Member

            






Susan Bradley

Treasurer


Care of Flower Arranger Magazine





Chairman

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Maureen Edwards

Secretary


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Jan Dobson Assistant Secretary


Trading Stall/Members Own




Ann Gater

Programme Secretary


Website Editor 

Nantwich Show Team member/Demonstrator                     



Deana Emerton

Education


Kitchen Marigolds/Vote of Thanks/Area Rep for Club





Michael Chase

Janet Wright

Friendship Officer


Refreshments


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Susanna Carter

Refreshments



Jane Sistern

Refreshments



Jennifer Bolton

Microphone


Trading Stall/Members Own





Carron White

Publicity Officer


Raffle

Nantwich Show Team Member