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Bacon butties were on offer when Caistor In Bloom unveiled its plans for 2015 on Saturday.

About 50 hardy supporters in total braved heavy snowfall to make it to the town hall and put forward suggestions as Caistor prepares to enter the national competition this year.

Attendees were shown footage of some of the many projects that Caistor In Bloom had tackled in 2014. “People had no idea that we cover such a wide range of projects,” said leading member Michael Galligan. “We had very positive feedback on how Caistor in Bloom has transformed the town through the impact of flowers. There was a remarkable positive trend throughout the morning and this demonstrates what can be achieved when the imagination is stirred.”

New features for 2015 may include a decorated pony trap at the top of Castle Hill and a new floral display near the medical centre in Southdale. There are plans for a Spring Open Gardens Day as well as the Summer Open Gardens Weekend, and it is hoped to boost the number of lamp-post baskets and floral displays this year. Caistor In Bloom is also looking at a project to bring poetry to the landscape.

Photographs by Stewart Wall

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Michael Galligan arrives with balloons, above, and below, Michael with Alan Caine
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Deborah Barker takes last minute calls before the meeting starts

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Michael Galligan tips his hat to Caistor stalwart Harry Minns

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If Harry can reuse the rubbish he picks up off the streets of Caistor he will. All the bands on his sticks have come to him that way

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Rick Merrall brings fresh supplies, with Shona Wall in the background

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William Smith, Ruth Smith and Jacqui Hughes prepare bacon baps


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The history of Caistor in Bloom builds.

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President Ernie Brown addresses the group

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