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Competition Results 2017

Just three days after the Regional South and South East in Bloom Awards Ceremony at Gatwick when the Town of Wimborne Minster won the Town Title for the whole Region with a Gold Medal Award, Wimborne held its own Prizegiving on Saturday (23rd September) at Allenbourn Middle School. Chairman, Richard Nunn in addressing those present was delighted to announce the award and also that our former chairman and founder of the group 25 years ago Anthony Oliver was awarded one of the Regions Outstanding Contribution Awards for 2017. Redcotts Recreation Ground was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal for their entry in the Regional Parks Category. Those gathered were delighted when the news was announced and grateful thanks was expressed to all those who had helped Wimborne in Bloom to achieve such magnificent results especially in this our 25th anniversary year.

Main Competition Winners

Main Competition Winners with their Trophies and Certificates along with the Mayor, Cllr Terry Wheeler and Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom, Richard Nunn, (back row 3rd from left)

Once again the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for the Schools Art and Poetry Competitions and secondly the Main Wimborne in Bloom Competition including Art and Poetry for the Adults. The Mayor, Cllr. Terry Wheeler presented the prizes for both events. Local Nurseries and Garden Centres around the area provided garden vouchers to be spent at their centres for the Main Competition along with some vouchers from Traders in the Town whilst Wimborne in Bloom funded the children's prizes.

Schools Art and Poetry Competitions Winners

Schools Art and Poetry Competitions Winners with back row, Richard Nunn, Chairman, Wimborne in Bloom, the Mayor Cllr Terry Wheeler and Susie Gatrell, Secretary Wimborne in Bloom who co-ordinated the competitions.

All prizewinners received a Certificate, these kindly produced and donated by Moose International, Winton and Wimborne Lodge 397 with special thanks to Michael Randall for preparing them all. The main competition winners also received Trophies in the different categories.

An extra bonus at the prizegiving was the presentation of a cheque by Carole Crease for £215. This represented half the proceeds collected in the box beside the Communal Garden in Pye Lane which Carole has so lovingly cared for this year. The other half was being donated to The Lady Bird Clinic at Poole Hospital.

Richard Nunn receives the cheque from
Carole Crease

Richard Nunn, Chairman Wimborne in Bloom receives the cheque from Carole Crease.

A new Trophy was also presented by Robert Wareham in memory of his wife Catherine for the new mixed Annual and Perennial Garden Category.

Robert Wareham (second from left) presents the new Trophy in
memory of his wife

Robert Wareham (second from left) presents the new Trophy in memory of his wife Catherine to the first winner Carole Crease with Mayor Cllr Terry Wheeler and Chairman Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn.

One of the winning gardens

Category 6c. Mixed Annual and Perennial - 9 Pye Lane


1.  BEST SHOP 
    Window Display to interpret - 'Celebrate 25 'Bloomin' Years'
    (Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)

    FIRST:  Carnival Flowers
    SECOND: Going for Bust Charity Shop    
    THIRD:  Friends of Victoria Hospital Charity Shop
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:    Fairground Fair Trade Shop
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:    Douch & Small

2.  BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY - BUSINESS PREMISES
    2a. Hotel, Guest House, Public House or Restaurant - within 
        Town boundary
    (Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)

    FIRST:  The Minster Arms (Gemma Game)        
    SECOND: The Rising Sun (Robert Crane)
    JOINT THIRD: The Oddfellows Arms (Mari-Claire Parrin)
    JOINT THIRD: The Green Man (Katherine Twinn)        
    
    2b. Hotel, Guest House, Public House or 
     Restaurant - Country District
    (Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)

    FIRST:  The Horns Inn (Stephen Orr)
    SECOND: The Stocks Inn (Drex Sibley)
    THIRD:  The Old Inn (Oliver Pickup)

    2c. Business Premises (not entered in 2a or 2b)
    (Trophy presented by Canford Crafts Gallery)

    FIRST:  Nicholas O'Hara        
    SECOND: Allendale Community Centre (Ian Simpson)
    THIRD:  Mill Lane Precinct Businesses (Lisa Henton)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Douch & Small (Emma Regan)
            
3.  BEST GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHERE AN ENTRANCE FEE IS PAID
    (Trophy presented by Cllr & Mrs Robin Cook Town 
     Mayor & Mayoress 2006-2007)

    FIRST: Wimborne Model Town (Greg Hoar)

4.  BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN
    (Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug)

    JOINT FIRST: Royal British Legion Memorial Garden (Steve Young)
    JOINT FIRST: The Green Man Memorial Garden (Katherine Twinn)
    JOINT THIRD: The Minster Church (Margaret Turner)
    JOINT THIRD  Wimborne United Reformed Church (Keith Dorling)    
        
        
5.  BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS
    (Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)

    FIRST:  St John's First School (Katherine Anstey)
    SECOND: Wimborne First School (Sarah Hartley)    

6.  BEST GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE ROAD     
    6a. Annual Garden
    (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose 
     International, in memory of Alec Moore)

    FIRST:  9 Pye Lane (Carole Crease)
    SECOND: 73 Grove Road (Darren Trickett)
    THIRD:  77 Hardy Crescent (Brian Goddard) 
    
    6b. Perennial Garden
    (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose 
     International)

    FIRST:  10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
    SECOND: Bennett Lodge, 23 Rodway (Rebecca Angles)
    THIRD:  224 Leigh Road (Sue Taylor)

    6c. Mixed Annual and Perennial
    (Trophy presented by Robert Wareham)

    FIRST:  9 Pye Lane (Carole Crease)     
    SECOND: 41 Wimborne Road West (Marie Fitzwalter)
    JOINT THIRD:  3 Richmond Road (Robert Wareham)
    JOINT THIRD:  14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: 10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: 73 GROVE ROAD (Darren Trickett)

    6d. First-time Entry 
    (Trophy presented by the Residents of Coppercourt Leaze)

    FIRST:  Bennett Lodge, 23 Rodway (Rebecca Angles)
    SECOND: 37 Wesley Road (Marilyn Osner)
    THIRD:  41 Wimborne Road West (Marie Fitzwalter)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:   73 Grove Road (Darren Trickett)

7.  BEST BACK GARDEN
    (Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs. Ivy Ellis - Town 
     Mayor 2002 - 2003)

    FIRST:  15 Minster View (Martyn Curtler)
    JOINT SECOND: 32 Oakley Hill (Pamela Johnson)    
    JOINT SECOND: 6 Cuthbury Gardens (Alison Watkins)
    JOINT SECOND: 32 Greenhays Rise (Julia Cornborough)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:   31 Parkwood Road (Penny Taylor)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:   224 Leigh Road (Sue Taylor)
    
8.  BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES INCLUDING 
     RESIDENTIAL/NURSING HOMES
    (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust

    FIRST:  Pye Lane Group (Carole Crease)
    SECOND: Allen Court, East Borough, Back 
            Gardens 17 -19 (Val Sims)
    THIRD:  Hobbit Cottage to the Tap House, 
            West Borough (Susie Gatrell)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:  Mill Bank House (Suzanne Slade)
    HIGHLY COMMENDED:  Bennett Lodge, 
                       23 Rodway (Rebecca Angles)

9.  PRIVATE DWELLING
    9a. Best Hanging Basket
    (Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery)

    FIRST:  14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
    SECOND: 5 Hamilton Court (Karen Sherman)
    THIRD:  73 Grove Road (Darren Trickett)

    9b. Best Overall Display - Hanging and/or wall baskets, tubs or 
        containers
    (Trophy presented by Joy Stride)

    FIRST:  14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
    SECOND: 73 Grove Road (Darren Trickett)
    JOINT THIRD: 41 Grove Road (June Bealing)
    JOINT THIRD: 77 Hardy Crescent (Brian Goddard)
    
10. BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING A TOWN SIGN
    (Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)

    FIRST:  Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)
    SECOND: Julians Road (National Trust)
    THIRD:  Cranborne Road (National Trust)
 
One of the winning business premises

Category 2a: Best Town Pub - The Minster Arms

   

Art and Poetry Competition

Photo of some of the Winners in both the Art and Poetry Competitions along with Susie Gatrell (front right) member of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee who co-ordinated the competition on behalf of the Committee

Photo of some of the Winners in both the Art and Poetry Competitions along with Susie Gatrell (front right) member of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee who co-ordinated the competition on behalf of the Committee

Yet again, it has proved to be a bumper year for the Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions. The theme for this year was 'The Bridges of Wimborne and Life Around Them'. The many entries in both the children's and adult's categories were of an exceptionally high standard and yet again gave the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners.

Wimborne in Bloom has been delighted with the continued and positive response from local schools. Entries were received from Wimborne First, St John's, Pamphill, Allenbourn and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted over 450 entries. This year a local artist judged the children's work from Allenbourn and Queen Elizabeth's. The Town Mayor Councillor Terry Wheeler and his wife Pauline judged the primary school children's art. The Mayor commented on what a difficult task it was as there were so many talented young artists. The Primary Schools art is on display in Wimborne Library until 16th July and the Middle and Senior school art is on display in The Minster until 16th July.

The Adult Art Competition attracted a wide variety of interpretations on the theme with entrants using a range of media. These were judged by a local artist. Entries are on display in The Minster until 16th July.

The Children's Poetry Competition attracted over 70 entries and the Adult Poetry Competition was well supported. There were some very entertaining and creative entries. The judges commented that it was a pleasure to read them.

Prizes will be presented at the Wimborne in Bloom Annual Prize-giving which will be held at Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough starting at 2.30 pm on Saturday 23rd September. This event includes the prize presentations for the Wimborne in Bloom Annual Gardens Competition.

The Wimborne in Bloom Committee wishes to thank all entrants for the high standard of their work and for supporting these competitions, which, together with the support of sponsors, has made the competitions so successful in confirming the talent of Wimborne's artists and poets.