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Dymock daffodil teas
11:00am Thursday 10th March 2011 in Dymock
DAFFODIL TEAS - The area around Dymock used to be a commercial centre for daffodils which were picked by local people including school children and sent by train from Dymock to the major flower markets and hospitals in London. The trade died with the closing of the Daffodil Line from Ledbury to Gloucester in 1964, but a beautiful profusion of wild daffodils can still be seen in the fields and woods around Dymock every spring and these attract many visitors. As well as three special weekends with organised walks in Dymock, Oxenhall and Kempley, Dymock Parish Church is open every day serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes from 10.30am to 4.30pm from Saturday until April 23. An additional attraction is the permanent exhibition at the back of Dymock Church that contains information and memorabilia about the Dymock Poets who frequented the area at the time of the First World War – Rupert Brook, Robert Frost, John Drinkwater, Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas. Their friend and frequent visitor, Eleanor Farjeon, wrote the words to the popular hymn Morning Has Broken and Robert Frost appeared on the podium at John F Kennedy’s inauguration as president of the USA.