The theme of St Peter’s Church, Upwell in Norfolk, Flower Festival in 2016 was ‘Work, Rest & Play’. I’m a little late with this post, not sure where the time goes, and having been to a couple of Flower Festivals recently, I thought I should post this one first. My last post featured the angels and demons in the roof of the church, this post is more of the ground level, some of the church and lots of the flowers.
A little history…..The previous 13th century church, to which the tower was originally attached, actually sat on ground occupied by the current north aisle. The present nave was began adjacent in 1310, the old church demolished and redeveloped into the north aisle by the 1460s, at the height of Upwell’s mercantile prosperity. Restoration during the Victorian period was inevitable, leaving a largely 19th century interior, although Georgian galleries in the north aisle and west end of the nave survive, as does the gorgeous angel roof.