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The Thirsk Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Thirsk and the surrounding area


29th April, 2023.

On Thursday 6th April, we welcomed Judy Watker from Leeds. Her theme was "All That jazz". To illustrate this she used a range of music-related items reminiscent of the Thirties.

A trombone supported a vivid arrangement in orange, including 'Bird of Paradise' (Strelitzia) flowers. Next a sinuously curved piano 'keyboard', holding a black metal 'stave' and elegant white anthurium, carnations and gerbera.

A silver urn, accompanied by a mandolin, held a cool mixture of white lilies and carnations with delicate blue delphiniums.

Next came a period piece, an old gramophone with a majestic brass horn. Bursting from the horn was an arrangement in shades of pink, purple and blue.

The final arrangement had a base of silver mirrored mosaics, reminiscent of a ballroom 'glitter ball', holding a 'skirt ' of silver and white flowers and foliage. At the top was a silver head, wearing a 'hat' of the same - a truly glamorous finale............

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