Chard flower arranger at record breaking show

PUBLISHED: 15:01 30 August 2018

Martin Roberts, Great Dorset Steam Fair MD receives the gift from Jackie Nicholls. Picture: JOHN NICHOLLS

Martin Roberts, Great Dorset Steam Fair MD receives the gift from Jackie Nicholls. Picture: JOHN NICHOLLS


A record 500 steam engines gathered at the fair in Blandford

An award winning flower arranger from Chard was part of a new world record recently.

The biggest ever gathering of steam engines – some 500 in all – attended the 50th Great Dorset Floral design Tutor Jackie Nicholls, from Ashville Design, who was invited to exhibit her artificial floral designs at the event presented managing director Martin Roberts with a unique gift to commemorate the occasion.

Jackie said: “I wanted to honour the anniversary and the Guinness World Record with something unique that would last forever. So, I decided to make a floral design for Martin and his staff to hang in the Great Dorset Steam Fair office as a memento of what a truly fabulous occasion it was.”

Martin said: “I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate our 50th year than by achieving a world record! “

For details of Jackie’s upcoming shows and workshops visit or call Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.

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