Britain in Bloom gold medal for Market Bosworth
MARKET Bosworth won a gold medal at the Britain in Bloom finals.
The town took home gold in the Champion of Champions category at the recent awards ceremony in Belfast. Judges awarded Truro in Cornwall the top prize in the category. Market Bosworth was one of five runners up presented with gold medals. The others were Didsbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Sidmouth and Usk.
The Market Bosworth entry impressed judges with the colourful town centre display. The judges particularly liked the displays at the Fire Station and Ye Olde Red Lion pub. They liked the willow woven war horse commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The judges also liked colourful flowers in residents’ gardens supporting the entry.
The judges praised all the finalists including Market Bosworth for maintaining the beautiful displays amid the hot and dry weather during June and July.
Darren Share, Chair of the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom judges, said: “This year’s finalists faced the most challenging conditions the competition has ever seen with much of the country under snow and ice at the start of spring followed by the joint-hottest summer on record.
“That so many groups have walked away with top medals is remarkable and a reflection of communities’ hard work, ingenuity and horticultural know-how.”
Last year Market Bosworth also won a gold at the Britain in Bloom finals.
There were five other towns and villages from the East Midlands which also collected awards at the finals. They were Draycott in Derbyshire in the large village category and Immingham in the town category which both collected gold medals. Elmton in Derbyshire in the village category and Northampton in the city category both collected silver gilt awards. Evington in Leicester collected a silver award in the urban community category.
The contest is organised annually by charity the Royal Horticultural Society.
Market Bosworth in Bloom 2018