First the spring judging, then the summer judging and finally the Yorkshire in Bloom award ceremony. All five of Brighter Boroughbridge voluntary group committee were there, anxiously awaiting the results in their class, large village.
It was a beautiful day, fabulous weather for gardening, but everything took place inside the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. During the welcome coffee there was time to look at stands, groups showing photographs of their work, an ideal opportunity to chat to like-minded people and to stimulate ideas.
The results were announced before, and after, a delicious chicken dinner and we were in the first section. Up on the screen flashed the words, Boroughbridge, Spring Judging silver award, summer judging silver-gilt. Hazel went up to collect the certificates amid tumultuous applause, from her table.
It was a wonderful moment, a reward for all the effort and anxiety that has accompanied their first Yorkshire in Bloom. Colleen Crumpton, Hazel Goss, John Goss, Sharon Longcroft, and Susan Jagger were thrilled, enjoyed their dinner, toasted themselves with wine and felt a deep sense of satisfaction for a job well done. Come and join us firstname.lastname@example.org