The Ambler

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Photo competition winners

Another successful ‘Through The Lens’ competition was held this year, ending with a great exhibition of all the photos in the Parish Hall, Dovecote Street over the first May Bank Holiday weekend.

A smaller exhibition of old photos compiled on DVD by the Social History Group attracted much attention.
The judges were Peter Buckton (the Natural World) and Darryn Wade (Tyne to Tweed). Both had quite a difficult task as the standard was high.

Prizes were awarded as follows:
Tyne to Tweed
Adults              Up to 10 years             11 – 18 years
1st David Burn       1st Hope Vernon     1st Amber Brown
2nd Richard Poyer  2nd Finlay Douglas  2nd Niamh Douglas
3rd Jim Kirkpatrick
Natural World
Adults              Up to 10 years                  11 – 18 years
1st Richard Poyer     1st Finlay Douglas       1st Lewis Bond
2nd Joan Robinson  2nd Spencer Newport  2nd Lewis Bond
3rd Joan Vickers
Prize for a Community group entry: Amble Outreach Group
People’s Prize:
1st Joan Robinson  2nd & 3rd David Burn  4th David Riches

Each young person received a Spurreli voucher for 1 litre of ice cream and all other prizes were given as cash. These were all donated by Amble businesses:  Co-op Funeralcare,  Spurreli Ice Cream,  Harbour Fish Bar, Alistair Turner Funeral Services,  N&F Young,  Palin and Twyford,  Nickalls & Co.,  Amble Photographic Group,  Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice,  Mark Sunderland Photography,  Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club,  Queen Street Post Office, and Amble Butchers.

The event was a co-operation between St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church and Amble Photographic Group, and organised by a committee formed from both groups. The committee wish to thank those taking part in the competition; the judges, individuals who contributed to the costs, and the sponsors, especially Co-operative Funeralcare, the Harbour Fish Bar, Nickalls , and Nick and Katie Spurr (as Amble Boat Company and then as Spurreli Ice Cream), all of whom have donated to all five competitions since 2010. St. Cuthbert’s Church provided the refreshments and raffle.

Many thanks go to those who gave prizes, wrote names on tickets, provided scones, served customers and washed dishes.
Next year’s competition has been announced. The categories are ‘Colours’ and ‘Town and City,’ closing date 31 March 31 2015.
Peter Cordingley

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