Des­ti­na­tion Dis­ley

One Cheshire vil­lage reigned supreme in the county’s most re­cent – and po­ten­tially last – bat­tle of the best post­codes

Cheshire Life - - New Year, Same You - WORDS: Katie Mulloy PHO­TOS: John Cocks

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.

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