Blooming great show at Minster

Flower Festival at Halifax Minster
Flower Festival at Halifax Minster

A festival of flowers saw Halifax Minster transformed into a floral tribute to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The Minster became the magnificent setting for a feast of floral displays when the ancient parish church and Halifax Flower Club joined forces.

With flower arrrangements, trees and even a life-size willow sculpture of a horse, the building was a floral extravaganza.

Ten separate sections filled the building, inspired by themes including Remembrance, Enlistment, Homestead, India and Afghanistan,

The festival formed part of the commemoration weekend as the Dukes received the Freedom of the Borough last Saturday.

Halifax Minster houses the regimental chapel of the former Duke of Wellington’s Regiment which was merged into the Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.