These retro pictures celebrate the florists and the flower arrangers in go back more than 20 years so see who you can recognise in this throwback gallery.
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1. Budding florists
Doncaster College's Floristry Department threw open its doors to the public in 1998, to allow the town's budding florists the opportunity to show off their talents. Our picture shows OCN Floral Art student Kkathryn Moorhouse (right), of Thorne, with lecturer Julie Kaye. The decorated bottle was one half of a floral display designed to celebrate soccer's World Cup. Photo: Steve Taylor
2. Flower festival
A flower festival was held at Hall Gate United Reformed Church, Doncaster, to help celebrate 200 years of Christian worship in the centre of town in 1998. Our picture shows Jean Owen, a member of the Doncaster Flower Club, admiring a arrangement by church member Janet Welsh. Photo: Steve Taylor
3. College students in full bloom
The floristry section of Doncaster college pictured in 1998 from the left, Julie Higham, Mellanie Garbutt, Joanne Dickman (head of floristry) and Claire Bickerton Photo: R Ingram
4. Tom Wood Florists
Florist Richard Wood, of Tom Wood Florists, Printing Office Street, Doncaster pictured in 2002 Photo: Steve Taylor