Britain in Bloom judges take in Usk colour

Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judges. Here they show that they are former regional and national winners (8954885)

Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judges. Looking on from (lt-rt) in the Usk Church in Wales Primary School grounds are Jim Goodwin, Tony Kear and Nigel Bishop (8954892)

BLOOMING DELIGHTFUL Usk visited by Britain in Bloom judge Nigel Bishop with pupils of Usk Church in Wales Primary School, from left, Angharad Worsley, Jamie Hamar and Emily Agutter (8954896)

Twyn Square, Usk decked in flowers (8958853)

First published in Monmouthshire news by

JUDGES visited Usk as part of the Britain in Bloom competition yesterday, after nine months’ hard work by volunteers.

Nigel Bishop and Jim Goodwin were shown around 21 sites by Usk In Bloom chairman, Tony Kear.

He said a team of volunteers were working on displays from 5.30am for a 10am start and the group has already received “amazing” feedback.

Mr Kear said: “The rain blew off and it was a brilliant day in the end. The judges thoroughly enjoyed themselves and stayed a bit longer than originally planned. It was the first time Nigel Bishop has been here. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and said he definitely would be coming back.

“It was hard work, nine months’ planning to get to this point, and we threw everything we had at it. If someone else has won, they must have done a heck of a lot of work.”

Last month the town was visited by the Duchess of Cornwall in recognition of the town’s success in the competition, which dates back more than 30 years since the group was founded in 1981.

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