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Day the Cornhill became the Bloomhill

PUBLISHED: 16:09 07 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010

HUNDREDS of people turned out to watch the Fashion Flowers Roadshow in Ipswich town centre. The sun may seem to have set on our summer but a little corner of Ipswich remained glorious.

HUNDREDS of people turned out to watch the Fashion Flowers Roadshow in Ipswich town centre.

The sun may seem to have set on our summer but a little corner of Ipswich remained glorious.

The Cornhill was transformed with thousands of flowers decorating the steps, making it a multi-coloured fusion not to be missed.

The event, run by Interflora, was aimed at attracting a younger audience to the wonder of flower power.

The Ipswich roadshow was the finale to a national tour, which started in Covent Garden and has travelled around the country from Bristol to Glasgow.

John Stebbings, Ipswich Partnership's town centre manager, said: "This is a really exciting event to come to Ipswich and we are pleased they included Ipswich in their busy schedule.

"It shows that Ipswich's profile nationally is continuing to grow and it will add excitement to Ipswich town centre."

Among the attractions yesterday was a living female flower, the woman dressed as a flower brought the flower to life on the steps of the Cornhill.

There were also catwalk shows and dynamic dance routines, all featuring wonderful flower accessories.

There were also unique and outrageous floral designs from Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, the world's most famous fashion design college.

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