A good company came together for the Wales in Bloom Launch. Some travelling from as far afield as Anglesea and Pembrokeshire. The Old Barn Orangery made a perfect setting
After a welcome by Carl Jefferson. The vice Chairman of the Old Hamlet of Llanmartin - who played host this year -the mayoress gave a speech emphasising their long connection with the hamlet and how well community spirit thrived amongst its residents
The gathering also included a presentation by the Wales in Bloom Chairman Jim Goodwin in which he showed multiple slides of a contestant in the competition and asked everyone to act as a judge. An outline of scoring was given and the result given was similar in every case !
Outings before the meeting got underway were very informative. Alison Littler outlined the history of the local church The stained glass windows and painted ceiling of special merit as well as an ancient stone memorial
A visit to Tony Ford at Oakdale Ironworks gave an insight into his creative flare and examples of his work set people thinking about a sculptural piece for their home or garden
Goody bags were well received and the event ended with a vote of thanks from John Woods and a presentation of flowers by Wyneira Archer to the mayoress.
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