One Cheshire village reigned supreme in the county’s most recent – and potentially last – battle of the best postcodes
The New Year is always a good time to put some fresh destinations on your must-visit list – so consider this a great place to start. The winners of the 63rd annual Best Kept Village in Cheshire Awards were recently announced, and, as if we needed it, have served as reminder of just how many wonderful places there are to visit in the county. The ultimate champion on the day was (spoiler: it’s in the headline)… Disley. After a thorough tworound judging process, in which more than 50 judges visited all nominated towns and villages, the charming north Cheshire enclave triumphed. Judges commented on, amongst other things, its ‘vibrant community with a wide range of well-kept shops, the woodland walk and grounds of St Mary’s Church, which they called ‘unusual, ambitious and very attractive’. The pretty and tidy canal surroundings and beautiful floral displays won praise, too. Add in the charm of a traditional red telephone box in full working order and you can see why they were worthy champions.
Cheshire Life was honoured to sponsor the overall winners category with local artist Gordon Wilkinson presenting village representatives with a speciallycommissioned watercolour of their hometown.
In attendance at the ceremony held at Ellesmere Port were
High Sheriff of Cheshire Mark Mitchell and Lord Lieutenant David Briggs.