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Look out for abbey's angels

PUBLISHED: 19:53 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:33 14 July 2010

If you have noticed Wymondham business people sprouting wings, it may be because they have enlisted as Abbey Angels.

Wymondham Abbey is famous for more than 150 ancient angels, most of them carved in wood 500 years ago, which are perched in the soaring hammer beam roof.

If you have noticed Wymondham business people sprouting wings, it may be because they have enlisted as Abbey Angels.

Wymondham Abbey is famous for more than 150 ancient angels, most of them carved in wood 500 years ago, which are perched in the soaring hammer beam roof.

Now they are to be joined by glittering 21st century companions, right, crafted by designer Jennifer Walters. There are 10 new angels, with “diamond”, “golden”, “sapphire” and “silver” wings to commemorate each class of business sponsor supporting the Abbey's Flower Festival from July 18 to 20.

Festival co-ordinator Anita Wilson is delighted with the support she has received. “The idea seems to have really captured people's imagination. The abbey desperately needs better facilities if it is to continue to serve the community. We are truly grateful for all the practical and financial support we are receiving.”

It is not too late for businesses to sign up as Abbey Angels; individuals can also sponsor flower arrangements and dedicate them in memory of a loved one.

To find out more, contact Doris Waymark on 01953 604879.

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