Look what we won!

Bin there-done that........Proprietor Paddy Eyres of Bin 21wine merchants at Newgate Street, Morpeth, who is displaying Morpeth's Northumbria in Bloom trophy at the shop.
Bin there-done that........Proprietor Paddy Eyres of Bin 21wine merchants at Newgate Street, Morpeth, who is displaying Morpeth's Northumbria in Bloom trophy at the shop.

WITH six years of successive Bloom victories under its belt, it’s time for Morpeth to show off its silverware.

The Herald reported earlier this month that the town had secured its highest score in the Northumbria In Bloom competition, achieving 94 per cent in its assessments and retaining the Best Town title for the sixth year running.

The commercial sector has played a major part in the success, and as well as businesses picking up their own trophies, the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade has several times scooped the Best Shopping Precinct award.

Now to celebrate its flower power the business group is putting its prizes on show.

Businesses who supported the Bloom entry will each be given the chance to display the trophy and certificate for a while as the awards take a town tour.

They have already been shown at Morpeth Conservative Club, the Leeds Building Society and Rutherfords, which itself won the Best Individual Commercial Effort category, and they are currently on display in Bin 21 wine merchants in Newgate Street.

As the year progresses the trophy will be passed on to hairdressers, estate agents, retailers, dentists and service providers.

Chamber Chairman John Beynon said: “We have won the competition quite a few times so we thought it would be nice to have the trophy on display for the public to see and to say thank you to the traders who took part.

“There is quite a lot of interest in it from the shops we have approached so far and everyone has been keen to have it. There has been a lot of interest from the public as well.”

The chamber would like to thank all of the Bloom supporters and Raymond Dixon from Flowers in the Square for his contribution to the displays.