A very successful afternoon was held with Rosie Hughes Royal Warrent holder of Nosegays to the Queen. Whilst making a posy she spoke about the history of presenting posies for each Maundy Thursday which goes back for many centuries when they were used to disguise the smells in the streets around the royal party. She showed us Maundy money in their presentation bags presentation service sheets and many associated items. It was fascinating to hear about behind the scenes information about her dealings with the royal family.
We then all enjoyed a strawberry cream tea made with jam made by another company who held a royal warrant. Clipston ladies were joined by many from outside the village who were very enthusiastic about the interesting and enjoyable afternoon.
This event also raised almost £200 for the church fabric funds due to the organisation by Ruth Wallett ably helped by the hard work of the friends of Clipston church.
Pictures may be found on the picture gallery page