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In Bloom judges inspect Hunstanton and Brandon

At the Northfields Allotments in Hunstanton are Linda Walton and (R) Angie Stray. Picture: Ian Burt

At the Northfields Allotments in Hunstanton are Linda Walton and (R) Angie Stray. Picture: Ian Burt

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Britain in Bloom judges have been casting their eye over two East Anglian towns who are hopeful of success in this year’s contest.

Britain in Bloom judges visited the Northfield Allotments in Hunstanton on Friday morning. Pictured with the judges (L) Phil Feller and (R) David White is Derek Cosbey. Picture: Ian BurtBritain in Bloom judges visited the Northfield Allotments in Hunstanton on Friday morning. Pictured with the judges (L) Phil Feller and (R) David White is Derek Cosbey. Picture: Ian Burt

At Hunstanton, they met plot holders at the Northfield Allotments, where keen growers were busy tending their gardens.

Plot manager Derek Cosbey said: “It all went very, very well. They were very impressed. One of the judges said it all looked very neat and tidy.”

They also toured the resort’s glorious Heritage Gardens, which underwent a £1.3m revamp funded by the lottery and West Norfolk council two years ago.

At Brandon, judges were taking on a route of 11 areas looked after and maintained by volunteer horticultural group Brandon In Bloom.

Northfield Allotments in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtNorthfield Allotments in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Rachel Sobiechpwski, group secretary, said she was proud of the town and volunteers.

She said: “People were wishing us luck. It has really brought the community together.”

Mick Smith working on his allotment in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtMick Smith working on his allotment in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Paul Emerson working on his allotment in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtPaul Emerson working on his allotment in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Angie Stray watering her plants. Picture: Ian BurtAngie Stray watering her plants. Picture: Ian Burt

Rachel Sobiechowski, horticultural advisor and secretary of Brandin In Bloom, at the Wedge. Picture: Rebecca MurphyRachel Sobiechowski, horticultural advisor and secretary of Brandin In Bloom, at the Wedge. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Brandon sign among the flowers. Picture: Rebecca MurphyBrandon sign among the flowers. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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