Villagers in Hutton Cranswick have paid tribute to the men who fought in World War One with this year’s entry in the annual Yorkshire “In Bloom” competition.
Pat Waddington, deputy publicity officer for the village committe, said: “Some of this year’s planting will reflect the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1, particularly at the War Memorial and the Railway Station from where young men from the village left for war, some destined not to return.
Hutton Cranswick has entered in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Yorkshire in Bloom competition for the last 19 years.
The village achieved a prestigious Gold award for their 2013 entry in the Yorkshire in Bloom, ‘Large Village’ category.
In 2012, Hutton Cranswick represented Yorkshire in Britain in Bloom, as the category winners the previous year.
Mrs Waddington said: “Later in the year, planting displays will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom by adopting their theme of ‘Growing for Gold’.
In addition to the village entry, James White the butcher, Paul Harrison Cars and Manor Farm Shop have all entered the Category 8B for businesses section and Southlands Care Home has entered Category 6 for Residential Care Homes, Hospitals and Public Buildings.
The week of Spring Judging coincidedwith National Gardening Week 14 to 20 April.
The Yorkshire in Bloom judges this year are Elizabeth Levett from York and Peter Staveley from Scarborough. They assessed Hutton Cranswick against the three core pillars: Horticultural Achievement; Environmental Responsibility; and Community Participation, as set out in the Judging Guidelines which can be found, along with additional information, on the Yorkshire in Bloom website www.yorkshireinbloom.co.uk