COWDENBEATH is set for a blooming marvellous walk down memory lane with a ‘past and present’ theme for this year’s flower show. 

Colin Bird, the chairman of Cowdenbeath Horticultural Society, said the event will be held on Saturday 9 and Sunday September 10. 

And the committee are planning a centrepiece with photos and artefacts from yesteryear and today’s equivalent. 

He said: “If anyone has anything from the past and would like to loan it for the weekend please get in touch with any member of the society. 

“The show schedule for the 2017 flower show is now ready and copies have been sent out to potential exhibitors and judges. 

“Again, anyone interested in getting a copy should contact the committee.”

Mr Bird said the society is holding a number of events throughout the year with the first this Friday. 

It’s an ‘Evening with Flowers’ with Linda Soutar, likely to be a popular evening with one of Scotland’s top floral artists. 

He said: “If you would like to learn about floral art or enjoy an evening out and watch Linda create some masterpieces with flowers and tell stories about the flowers she uses, then come along for a 7pm start. 

“The £3 ticket includes a raffle ticket and tea/coffee and cake. 

“This will be followed by our very popular fundraising Soup and Pudding event in the Trinity Church Hall on Saturday May 27, with the usual stalls including our plant stall, tombola and more. 

“Next up will be our floral decoration classes during August, names can be given to me at the floral art night or please do get in touch. 

“Spaces are limited so get your names in early. 

“This class will be run over 5-6 weeks leading up to the annual flower show in September. 

“All events are in the Trinity Church, Sinclair Drive, Cowdenbeath.”

The society, which always holds its annual show in the second weekend in September, was formed in 1955 in the backroom of a barber shop on Cowdenbeath High Street. 

The show, in its early years, was a flower and vegetable event before being transformed into an all round show with something for everyone.

From nursery and school entries to baking, floral decoration, pot plants, knitting and craft, photography, and of course, flowers and vegetables.