Local Competitions Results 2019

Wimborne in Bloom's Annual Prizegiving took place on Saturday (21st September) at Allenbourn Middle School. It was just a week after the Regional Awards Ceremony at Brighton when the Town of Wimborne Minster had been awarded a Gold Medal for the sixth year in succession. Richard Nunn, Chairman, expressed his grateful thanks to all those who had helped Wimborne in Bloom to achieve such magnificent results.

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Photo: The Mayor, Cllr Shane Bartlett and the Mayoress Mrs Tracey Bartlett with some of the Schools Art and Poetry Competitions Winners together with Richard Nunn, Chairman, Wimborne in Bloom (back row left) and Susie Gatrell, Committee Member who co-ordinated the completions (back row right).

Once again the Prizegiving was split into two events, the first for the Schools Art and Poetry Competitions for which there was almost a full house and secondly the Main Wimborne in Bloom Competition including Art and Poetry for the Adults. The Mayor, Cllr Shane Bartlett 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 with local traders also supporting Wimborne in Bloom with prizes.

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Photo: The Mayor, Cllr Shane Bartlett and the Mayoress Mrs Tracey Bartlett with the Adult Prizewinners and Richard Nunn, Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom ( back row left in turquoise jersey).

Two Special Awards were presented, The Sam & Joes Challenge Bowl to Tom Scrase, Freelance Photographer who has been a faithful supporter of Wimborne in Bloom Events and the Civic Pride Award to the Rising Sun for all their support of Wimborne in Bloom this year.

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Photo: Tom Scrase receiving the Sam & Joes Challenge Bowl for all his support of Wimborne in Bloom Events.

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

Main Competition

1. BEST SHOP - Window Display to interpret – 'Wimborne in Bloom' (Trophy presented by Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade)
1 Friends of Victoria Hospital Charity Shop
2 Tickles & Co.
3 Lewis Manning Charity Shop
2. BEST OVERALL OUTSIDE DISPLAY – BUSINESS PREMISES
2a. Public House – within Town boundary (Trophy presented by The Daily Echo)
1 The Rising Sun
2 The Oddfellows Arms
3 The Coach and Horses
2b. Public House – Country District within 3 miles of Town (Trophy presented by Stewarts Nurseries)
1 The Stocks Inn
2 The Old Inn
2c. Business Premises (not entered in 2a or 2b) (Trophy presented by The Rising Sun)
1 Nicholas O’Hara
2 Riverside Café
3 Village Green Café
HC Douch & Small
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)
1 Priest House Museum and Garden
2 Wimborne Model Town
4. BEST CHURCH, CHURCHYARD OR MEMORIAL GARDEN (Trophy presented by Ruth Blaug)
=1 Memorial Garden at Allenbourn Middle School
=1 Memorial Garden at Merley House
3 Memorial Garden at the Royal British Legion
HC The Minster Churchyard
5. BEST SCHOOL GARDENS OR GROUNDS (Trophy presented by Anthony & Christine Oliver)
1 St John's First School
2 Pamphill First School
3 Wimborne First School
6. BEST FRONT GARDEN
6a. Annual, Perennial or Mixed (Trophy presented by Wimborne Town Lodge of Moose International, in memory of Alec Moore)
1 32 Greenhays Rise (Geoffrey Barnard & Julia Cornborough)
2 10 Elizabeth Road (Geof & Jill Haywood)
=3 9 Pye Lane (Carole Crease)
=3 13 Venator Place (Anthony Hannam)
HC 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
6b. First-time Entry (Trophy presented by the Residents of Coppercourt Leaze)
1 27 Grove Road (Judith Sales)
2 7 Fairfield Road (Rita Jarrett)
3 23 King Street (Denise Ramsey)
7. BEST BACK GARDEN (Trophy presented by Councillor Mrs. Ivy Ellis - Town Mayor 2002 - 2003)
1 7 Bourne Court (Roger Baker)
=2 15 Minster View (Martyn & Kathy Curtler)
=2 32 Oakley Hill (Pam Johnson)
HC Le Petit Prince (Susan Russell)
8. BEST COMMUNAL GARDEN OR GROUP OF HOUSES INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL/NURSING HOMES (Trophy presented by East Boro Housing Trust)
1 Meadow Point, New Borough
2 Webster Court, Avenue Road
3 Pye Lane
HC Charles Keightley Court
9. PRIVATE DWELLING
9a. Best Hanging Basket (Trophy presented by Littlebanks Nursery)
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
3 35 Merley House Holiday Park (Diana Matthews)
9b. Best Overall Display – Hanging and/or wall baskets, tubs or containers (Trophy presented by Joy Stride)
1 14 Chene Road (Peter Sargeant)
2 111 Leigh Road (Alan & Janet Rolfe)
3 13 Venator Place (Anthony Hannam)
HC 1 Coppercourt Leaze (Sue Cook)
10. WEST BOROUGH CHALLENGE – Best floral display (baskets, pots, window boxes or front garden) at the front of a house or business premises on West Borough (Trophy presented by Margaret Walker)
1 17 West Borough (Susie Gatrell)
2 35 West Borough (Anne Hodgkinson)
=3 31 West Borough (Susan Dibben)
=3 78 West Borough (Amelia Hampton)
11. BEST ALLOTMENT (Trophy presented by Brian & Val Baker)
1 Allotment 14 St Catherines (June Bealing)
=2 Plot 43 The Leaze (Martyn Curtler)
=2 Allotment 5 St Catherines (Terrence Ware)
HC Plot 53 The Leaze (Tony Walters)
12. BEST DISPLAY SURROUNDING A TOWN SIGN (Trophy presented by Millennium Mayor Cllr. Mrs Diann March)
1 The Tree Stump, Station Road (Keith Bartlett & Christine Oliver)
2 Cranborne Road (John & Ann Burden)
3 Victoria Road (Stella & Derek Foote)

Art and Poetry Competitions

The Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions have again received many excellent entries from all age groups and were of an exceptionally high standard giving the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners. The theme this year was 'Sight and sounds of Wimborne Minster'.

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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, and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted over 400 entries with the Children's Poetry Competition attracting over 50 entries.

Adult Art
1st PLACE LEE JAMES
2nd PLACE ANDY SMITH
3rd PLACE CHRISTINE OLIVER
Adult Poetry
1st PLACE ALEX PATTERSON
2nd PLACE GILL HAWKINS
3rd PLACE MIKE LAWRENCE
Children Art: Reception
1ST PLACE FREYA CLARK
2ND PLACE FREYA MASON
3RD PLACE BETHANY PARKER-ROSE
4TH PLACE LILY-MAI DAMER
HIGHLY COM OSCAR FRIPP
Children Art: Years 1 and 2
1ST PLACE GEORGIA NORRISH
2ND PLACE WILLIAM McDONALD
3RD PLACE JACK HOLT
4TH PLACE JUDE HULL
5th PLACE FINLEY YARROW
Children Art: Year 3 and 4
1ST PLACE LILLY McNAMARA
2ND PLACE DANIEL SHINE-JONES
3RD PLACE MATILDA MELLOR
HIGHLY C ALEXANDER GLIDE
HIGHLY C NICOLE STYLEANOU
Children Art: Senior School Up to 13
1ST PLACE MATT KING
2ND PLACE MACEY ORCHARD ROSE
3RD PLACE ANTONIA FOX
4TH PLACE EVE NEBEL
Children Art: Senior School Over 14
1ST PLACE JAKE TURNER
2ND PLACE RUBY CONROY
3RD PLACE DAISIE HATCHER
Children Poetry: Group 1
1ST PLACE CAMILLE JOHNSON
2ND PLACE RUBY WHITE
Children Poetry: Group 2
1ST PLACE SOPHIA MARTIN-POPP
2ND PLACE LEON GITTINS
3RD PLACE DARCI NORRISH