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Village shows off wonderful In Bloom displays and community spirit

PUBLISHED: 09:52 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 16 July 2018

Judges at Farm Tumbrel Spillage Display (L to R. Derek Nicker, Nolan Mills, Toby Travis, Chris Durham, Adrian Thompson). Photo: Derek Nicker

Judges at Farm Tumbrel Spillage Display (L to R. Derek Nicker, Nolan Mills, Toby Travis, Chris Durham, Adrian Thompson). Photo: Derek Nicker

Derek Nicker

The floral wonders of the village of Filby have been inspected by Anglia in Bloom judges.

Judges at Filby Post Office (L to R. Adrian Thompson, Derek Nicker, Chris Durham, Nolan Mills). Photo: Derek NickerJudges at Filby Post Office (L to R. Adrian Thompson, Derek Nicker, Chris Durham, Nolan Mills). Photo: Derek Nicker

On Friday afternoon Anglia in Bloom Judges Nolan Mills and Chris Durham were escorted on their tour of village by Filby in Bloom’s chairman Adrian Thompson and committee member Derek Nicker.

The tour started at the village’s primary school, where the children were delighted to show the judges their Norfolk Show garden which was created without plastic and without compost.

Judges at Filby Village Pound (L to R. Gwen Thurtle, Nolan Mills, Mervyn Gibson, Adrian Thompson, Ian Richardson, Chris Durham, Derek Nicker). Photo: Derek NickerJudges at Filby Village Pound (L to R. Gwen Thurtle, Nolan Mills, Mervyn Gibson, Adrian Thompson, Ian Richardson, Chris Durham, Derek Nicker). Photo: Derek Nicker

The pupils had won a gold medal for their garden and walked away with the accolade of the show’s best school garden.

At the centrepiece of this year’s Filby roadside displays, the floral spillage of an old farm tumbrel, they met with Toby Travis who with his submission Sir Trott-a-lot had won Filby in Bloom’s competition to name the tumbrel’s horse.

Judges at Filby Village Hall Sensory Garden (L to R. Chris Durham, Caroline Nicker, Derek Nicker, Nolan Mills, Adrian Thompson). Photo: Derek NickerJudges at Filby Village Hall Sensory Garden (L to R. Chris Durham, Caroline Nicker, Derek Nicker, Nolan Mills, Adrian Thompson). Photo: Derek Nicker

At other displays throughout the village the two judges met In Bloomers responsible for each floral exhibition.

After the tour the judges joined others from the community in the village’s new hall, where they told the audience that they were very impressed both by the quality of the floral displays and the spirit within the community.

The results of Anglia in Bloom will be announced on September 12.

Last year Filby won best village at Anglia in Bloom and also scooped a gold award at Britain in Bloom.

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