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Awards for Newton Abbot's floral displays

By Herald Express  |  Posted: August 17, 2014

winners:    Newton in Bloom Winners  and finalists with deputy mayor, Cllr Mike Ryan

WINNERS:: Newton in Bloom Winners and finalists with deputy mayor, Cllr Mike Ryan

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FLORAL displays have brightened up homes in businesses after many entered Newton Abbot in Bloom.

Deputy mayor Cllr Mike Ryan and Newton Abbot in Bloom chairman Daphne Watts gave out trophies and prize money, donated by Southlands Residential Home, at a presentation evening at the town hall this week.

Mr and Mrs Ford, of 124 Twickenham Road, stormed the contest and took home the title for the supreme class and the championship class and who also won the best hanging basket and/or container section.

Ann Drake, of Fern Road, won the large garden category and Warren Meek, of 17 St Luke's Road, took the cup for small garden.

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The winner of the town terrace house frontage section went to Lucy Sibley, of 24 Quay Terrace.

Wildlife and landscape gardens was won by Mr and Mrs Drew of 3 Wood View.

The junior class was won by Amelia and Sammie-Jo Mason, of 31 Margaret Gardens, and the winner of the nominated town terrace was Cricketfield Road.

In the traders' and public services category, the supreme class winner was Hometeign House, top licensed premises was the Pen Inn and place of worship was won by St Paul's Church.

Austins department store won best traders' large frontage and best traders' small frontage was awarded to the Wool Gallery.

The trader with garden layout went to Richard Holland.

Schools also entered, with Highweek Primary School winning the large schools' class, Bradley Barton winning best classroom display and most improved went to Decoy Primary School.

The prize for best residential homes and sheltered accommodation and champion trader went to Milton House and Pilkington Marine won best industrial estate.

The winner of the best public building was awarded to Newton Abbot railway station.

Town restaurant the Olive, was given the chairman's choice award.

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