No, not one of the wheelbarrows but a Lego model of the Market Place with an amazing amount of detail, on show on Saturday. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep it for next year.
In addition to the winning barrows, there were many that particularly caught the eye of the Judge, Amanda, and those who voted in the People’s Choice. From the Granny in her Salad Daze to the Buddha Garden, from Bloomin’ Barrow’s fabric flower show to the Turtle Beach and Watercress beds…
There were lots of beautiful nursery rhyme / children’s story themed barrows: Thomas the Tank Engine, Postman Pat, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Owl and the Pussycat, the Old Woman who lived in a Shoe, for example, as well as two Beatrix Potter entries, all so carefully thought out. There were some the three barrows that made Barrow Falls, the Wooden Horse and of course the Transformer!
I’ll just reserve a mention for a special favourite of mine which was the Barrow of Remedies outside the pharmacy – very clever and painstakingly constructed.
And we shouldn’t forget the wonderful open gardens, all looking their best in the lovely sunshine!
Photos to follow quite soon, we hope. There are lots to choose from…
Winners Tracy and Wilf Naylor with Amanda White from Radio Humberside with their prize. Lydia Naylor also helped create their winning wheelbarrow (below). Thanks to Barton Building Supplies for the barrow and Tuplin’s Nursery for the fabulous plants. Runner-up was Pam Loxley with her punning behind the thymes barrow and her prize was donated by Lovelle Estate Agents. Altogether over sixty wheelbarrows lined the streets and lanes of Barrow with an amazing display of beauty, ingenuity and wit!
In addition, there were lots of open gardens, an exhibition in the church and entertainment in the Market Place courtesy of Barrow Band and the Earthbound Misfits. A great weekend – thanks to everyone who made it so successful. More photos to follow, we hope.
Dust off those wheelbarrows! Let’s make a really good show in Barrow on 8th and 9th June. If you would like to decorate a wheelbarrow, just download the form from this site or pick one up from the Post Office or Newsagents. Amanda White from Look North and Radio Humberside willbe coming on the Sunday to judge our handiwork. There will be some small prizes, but the idea is to have fun rather than be too competitive.
Maybe you would be willing to open your garden? It doesn’t have to be weed-free and tidy. People who like gardens want to see the real thing!