Winchester florist sees increased trade as people buy flowers to lay in Queen’s memory

After the death of Her Majesty The Queen, a florist in Winchester has grown in popularity as people flock to pay their respects.

The original flower stall, which has stood along the High Street for 15 years, has had a busy week as people leave floral tributes across the city.

“A lot of people are buying flowers for the Queen of all ages,” owner David Langridge said.

“Some people take them to the grounds of the abbey, others go to the cathedral. Some people might have a bouquet of flowers inside or a display for their shops.”

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The florist joined the country in mourning, dedicating a stand to the Queen in front of her stall, surrounded by flowers and candles.

“The flowers are quite potent,” David added. “They say a lot of things themselves and they lift people’s spirits.

“It’s a sign of respect to lay flowers for the queen because she was a good queen.”

The florist is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Original Flower Stall also offers a delivery service, available seven days a week.

For more information call 07545 844615 or visit the website theoriginalflowerstall.co.uk

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