To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of
Pangbourne College and the 35th anniversary of the end of the
Falklands War, more than 40 flower arrangers from 12 flower
clubs across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and
Oxfordshire, alongside the Pangbourne College Art Department, are
participating in a unique Flower Festival at the Falkland Islands Memorial
Chapel on Saturday 14 October (10am - 4.30pm) and Sunday 15 October (11am -
and car parking are free. There will be souvenir programmes at £3 and a café,
run by the Pangbourne College Parents’ Association, in aid of the
Chapel Flower Fund.
weekend will begin with a preview, including wine and canapés, on Friday 13
October (7.30pm - 9pm) for which tickets cost £12 and can be bought from firstname.lastname@example.org or Garlands Organic,
Pangbourne. The event will close on Sunday 15 October at 4.30pm
with a service led by the Chaplain of the College, the Reverend Neil Jeffers.
are welcome and there will be a quiz competition for all ages with
prizes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Over the
weekend there will be an opportunity to meet the author of the centenary
Pangbourne College book, Mr Robin Knight and purchase his book. Copies of Just
to See His Name, written by former Headmaster of Pangbourne
College, Mr Anthony Hudson, which describes the story behind the birth of the
Chapel, will be also available for purchase.
Sadie Clare, Chairman of the Chapel Flower Guild, said: “The Chapel is a living
national memorial: not only is it a memorial to those who gave their lives in
1982 for the liberation of the Falkland Islands, but also a chapel and concert
hall. Using College and Chapel artefacts and photographs, this Festival
reveals how much the school has changed over its 100-year history and remembers
those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago.”
find out more about the Flower Festival, please contact organiser Mrs Alex
Garnier by email at email@example.com or
by calling College Reception on 0118 984 2101.