Amory Centre poetry competition winners announced

Posted on: 13 February 2019

Winners of the South Molton poetry competition, which was held as part of the Amory Centre 10th anniversary celebrations have been awarded with their prizes.

Last year celebrations were held to mark 10 years of the Amory Centre which included a cake cutting, a cake sale, a memories book and a talk given on South Molton and the surrounding area.  Members of the public were also invited to to write a limerick or short poem about South Molton to mark the occasion.

The winner of the competition was Mr Cedric Pulford, with runners up prizes for Mrs J Ford and Mr S Leworthy.  The prizes were presented by retired South Molton GP Dr Westcott.

Aller Cross by Mr C Pulford

Tourists all, why drive through
When there are better things to do?
No rush to get to moor or shore;
South Molton calls you to explore

Turn off the road and you will find
Shops and sights of every kind.
Traditional charm, modernity
– Something for all, as you will see

Local ward member Councillor David Worden says: “I would like to extend my congratulations to the winners of the poetry competition.  Thank you for taking the time to write your appreciation of our wonderful town.”

Local ward member Councillor John Moore says: “The entries that were received were all excellent; it must have been very difficult to choose the winners.  I hope they all enjoy their prizes.”

The Amory Centre on East Street was converted into a ‘one stop shop’ in 2008 for local people to get advice and information on the services offered by North Devon Council and South Molton Town Council, as well as housing a brand new Devon County Council library. The £1m project was funded by all three councils in an innovative partnership

Photo shows L-R Dr Westcott with Mr Cedric Pulford

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