Visitors to the Cathedral Quarter will be aware of the beautiful flower baskets displayed outside the Duke of York, Harp Bar, Dark Horse and our own offices at Edwards & Co. Each season, thanks to our neighbour Willie Jack, and this year Willie has planted 3,000 daffodils that should be perfectly in bloom for the 1st March to celebrate the end of Winter and the start of spring.
Those of you who know the area will know Willie’s love of poetry and, since the start of this lockdown, this quotation from our own Seamus Heaney has hung in the Dark Horse window.
“The days are getting shorter and colder, but I ask you to remember: even as the winter comes in there is hope and there is light” (from Perseverance).
Now, as the days lengthen, as the sun shines and winter comes to an end Hill Street will burst into colour lifting our spirits and herald a new hope.
Many will know that at Edwards & Co. we are still working hard to support our Charity of the Year, Bowel Cancer UK so we thought we’d use this opportunity to help with our fundraising as well. Our local ambassador, champion and friend of Bowel Cancer UK, Pamela Ballantine, joined us this week to celebrate the signs of hope in the Cathedral Quarter and to help us promote the idea that if you happen to be in Hill Street and you find yourself taking that amazing Instagram shot, or just noticing the stunning daffodils, you might remember BCUK and make a donation. To make it easy for you, you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edwards-co3