Shadwell hoping for blooming big win

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Shadwell in Bloom volunteers are aiming to continue their winning streak after judges visited the village at this year’s annual Britain in Bloom competition.

Shadwell in Bloom, which last year scooped gold prize in the Yorkshire in Bloom awards, is now hoping it has impressed judges enough to scoop a top prize again after a visit last Tuesday.

Picturesque floral arrangements have been displayed all over the village for the judges arrival last week.

Volunteer at Shadwell in Bloom, Jean Pick, said a lot of hard work had gone into arranging this year’s floral displays around the village.

She said: “Team effort is key in a competition like this. Areas of special interest this year which the judges looked at were St. Paul’s churchyard in the Remembrance Garden, the allotments on Holywell Lane, which have been transformed into a stunning display, and at Shadwell bridge residents have created some stunning beds. Each of these arrangements is a story in itself but in the end the achievement comes down to the vision and hard work of all those volunteers involved in putting this together.”

Shadwell in Bloom, which works in partnership with Shadwell Horticultural Society, also takes part in the Shadwell Flower Show each year.