Window on the world

L-R: National Serviceman Ian Goss and Bill Tarry. Pic: Marco De Luca

By Jessica Micallef

A Sunbury florist is doing more than providing beautiful flowers in the lead-up to Anzac Day.

Irelands Florist of Sunbury has a thoughtful arrangement of Anzac photographs and memorabilia on display.

Florist co-owner Fiona Bens said the display was a way for the store to pay its respects to the men and women who fought for Australia.

“It’s more for the community to realise and be aware, and spend the time to think about it,” she said.

“A lot of the photos that are in the window have been relatives of either myself or Annette [co-owner].

“It’s just something we like to do to make the community aware that it’s coming up and to remember.”

Sunbury resident Ian Goss has provided some of his own items for the display – including a photograph of his late uncle William Hollister Goss who fought in World War I.

Ms Bens said she liked to set up window displays at the florist in the lead-up to special occasions throughout the year. It’s the second year the shop has had an arrangement for Anzac Day.

“Because we’ve got that great window, we just wanted to display different things that happen in the community,” she said.

“Sometimes it might be an autumn window … there will be a Mother’s Day window, so the windows are just to depict the different themes or seasons.”

The Anzac display will be on show at 64 Evans Street, Sunbury until April 26.