Bloom awards given as part of Burgh carnival day

Deputy Mayor Coun Dave Fenton presents Ms Garrad with the Dodsworth Shield for the best kept garden in the Burgh in Bloom competition..
(Photo: Eileen Chantry). ANL-160715-175201001
Deputy Mayor Coun Dave Fenton presents Ms Garrad with the Dodsworth Shield for the best kept garden in the Burgh in Bloom competition.. (Photo: Eileen Chantry). ANL-160715-175201001

Large numbers gathered at Burgh le Marsh last weekend for the village’s carnival day.

The event saw a hive of activity in the grounds of Dobson’s Windmill and Burgh le Marsh Heritage Centre, with crafts, games, face painting, a bouncy castle and refreshments.

The event was organised by the Events Working Party, under the umbrella of the Burgh Windmill Group.

Among the large crowd attending was Doug Good, the great-great-great nephew of Jabez Good, who carved the eagle lectern in the parish church.

During the afternoon certificates and shields were presented to the Burgh in Bloom winners and thanks were expressed to Jim Dodsworth who started the competition many years ago and donated a shield.

The winners were: best garden - Kate Garrad (Janet Mager, highly commended); best hanging basket – Mr and Mrs Summerskill (Mr and Mrs Careless, highly commended); best commercial property – The Fleece (The Bell, highly commended).

The day also included a flower festival at the Methodist church on the theme of Simple Pleasures.

The entrance to the church paid tribute to the Queen’s 90th birthday, with red, white, and blue flowers plus photographs of the Her Majesty and an array of hats and gloves. A concert by the Withern Singers choir provided the finale to the day’s activities in the church.