This year it was decided that the Haywoods would not enter the Best Kept Village but would, instead, concentrate on Britain in Bloom. Furthermore, only Great Haywood would be entered.
Judging took place on July 12th. The judges, Robin and Steve, were met by the ” In Bloomers” and were given a presentation showing them some of the things that had been done throughout the year. This presentation was prepared and given by one of our allotment members, Alan Doehren.
After the presentation the judges were taken around the village by Marian Doehren and Pat Broome, two more allotment members. The judges were shown various flower displays that had been made and looked after by various members of the team. They were also taken to Anson School where they met and talked to some of the pupils who had been involved with their gardening club. The judges were really impressed with the efforts made by the children.
The judges were also shown around St. Stephen’s churchyard.
At the end of the tour of the village lunch was served in the Memorial Hall.
Results day was on September 20th at Burton Brewery Museum. To great delight it was announced that Great Haywood had been awarded gold.
Congratulations and our thanks go to everyone who helped win this award.
A special mention to Brian Broome also a plotholder and long standing committee member and ‘in-bloomer’ who provided the above.