Runner-up prize for Whimple

PUBLISHED: 18:29 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 20 April 2010

WHIMPLE has taken the runner-up prize in the New Entry category of this year's Best Kept Village competition.

WHIMPLE has taken the runner-up prize in the New Entry category of this year's Best Kept Village competition. The contest, organised by the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, was sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers. More than 60 villages took part in this year's contest, going through rounds of judging. Whimple entered the competition for the first time, winning plenty of praise. Judges said the compact nature of the village, with a spacious layout at its centre, gives it character with some very interesting, well-kept cottages flanking a stream. Tim Hale, chairman of CPRE Devon, is pictured presenting the award to Diana Tremlett, Sara Randall Johnson, Doreen Staddon, chairman of the village produce association, and Elizabeth Cummings.


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