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“Nurse Edith Cavell's Church”

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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Swardeston
Dartford, United Kingdom
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“Nurse Edith Cavell's Church”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This simple medieval church is enhanced by its association with Nurse Edith Cavell, the British Nurse shot by the Germans in Brussels in 1915. A visit to this church is easily joined with a visit to nearby Norwich Cathedral where her remains are buried, and which has a number of memorials to her. Every two years around the anniversary of her death in early October, a 2 day Flower Festival is held in this church and around the village, which I have just attended - magnificent. There were around 30 huge flower arrangements throughout the church, amazing in their colour and ingenuity. A tea room was open all day on both days of the Festival next to the church for this occasion - I'm not sure of its normal opening hours, but there is a pub and a bakers in the village.

On these occasions, there are also the usual attractions associated with village fetes, here with particular reference to this brave nurse, eg displays of memorabilia : Her father was Vicar in this small village just outside Norwich.

Visited October 2013
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