Ten on the trot among the region’s bloom winners
A bloomin’ good effort from communities across north Northumberland saw a wealth of success in this year’s Northumbria in Bloom awards.
But the pick of the bunch was Warkworth, which won its category – best large village – for the tenth consecutive year.
The village’s team is now looking to Britain in Bloom, the ceremony for which takes place in October, where they are going for gold following a silver gilt last year.
Warkworth in Bloom’s Sandie Taylor said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have brought the prize back to the village for the tenth time.”
The team also admitted that the particularly wet summer didn’t help their efforts this year.
Elsewhere, there were also golds for Alnwick (best small town) and Lowick (best village).
Chairman of Alnwick in Bloom, Tom Pattinson, said: “We have been aiming for gold for some time and we are delighted with that.
“Despite the season we have had so far, we have come up trumps and it’s really given us a boost for next year.”
There was a silver for Lesbury (best village) in its first year in the awards and a silver gilt for Wooler (best large village).
Lesbury’s Tom Wilson said: “We are absolutely thrilled to get such an award for our very first entry.”
He also pointed out that Lesbury’s success has been almost exclusively due to ‘voluntary efforts that cost nothing’.
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