A Beverley church is hosting a special flower festival to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1 and to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

St Mary’s will be festooned in floral splendour courtesy of SSAFA, the armed forces charity, which is staging a professionally-designed show called Beauty from Chaos, from 9th to 12th August.

The display will take visitors on a journey of commemoration from the battlefields of WW1 at Ypres and the Somme through to an exhibit representing the Cycles Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, from The Blitz and what impact it had on Hull and East Yorkshire through to the conflicts post WW2 of the Falklands, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Visitors will be able to admire the flowers beautifully set out in the choir stalls and displays showing how women of the area played their part in the war effort, producing food and clothes for the nation. The remembrance gardens have been specially designed by the children of the Church with poppies and wild flowers.

Funds raised from this exhibitions will be split between SSAFA and St Mary’s Church Restoration Fund.

See the exhibition from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August at St Mary’s Church, Beverley.

Times: Thursday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12 noon - 3.00pm with Service organisations’ stalls and refreshments in the Hall.

Tickets: Adults £8, Concessions £5. Accompanied children over 5 years £1. Available from Eventbrite.