In Bloom judges visit Old Town

141608'In Bloom judges Stuart Elwin,centre and Peter Oddy with residents of the Castle ward in one of the new garden areas opposite Friarage School'Picture by Neil Silk'15/04/14
141608'In Bloom judges Stuart Elwin,centre and Peter Oddy with residents of the Castle ward in one of the new garden areas opposite Friarage School'Picture by Neil Silk'15/04/14

Judges from Yorkshire In Bloom have visited Scarborough’s Castle ward and Old Town to cast their eyes over the area’s beautiful blooms.

The judges were welcomed by a panel of local representatives including Cllr Janet Jefferson, pictured front left.

The judging tour took in areas such as St Nicholas Gardens, Foreshore Road, East Sandgate and Friargate.

The judges, Stuart Elwin and Peter Oddy, had a ride in the cliff lift and were shown a set of replacement historical lights in Princess Street.

They visited Thelma White’s restored church garden, the former Quaker Building and Church graveyard, then turned right into Friargate, noting Friarage Community Primary School and finished off by visiting the completed Fisherman’s Pride garden in Market Way.

Cllr Jefferson presented the judges with a portfolio which gives a detailed view of the Old Town and Castle ward, looking at issues such as sustainable features.

The group is pictured at the Fisherman’s Pride garden at the end of the tour. Picture by Neil Silk 141608