Bri­tain in Bloom gold medal for Mar­ket Bos­worth

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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

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