(October 1977) The best no longer

After Sibford’s success in the Best Kept Village competition two years ago, this year we are unplaced. However, some of the judges’ comments are worthy of note: “A great deal of hard work had been done here and many gardens were colourful and well tended.”

Particular mention was made of the Village Hall and surrounds which “had been excellently cared for with good paint work, well-cut grass, tidy car-park and beautifully tended flower and rose beds.”

The Village Hall reached the finals of its class from a total of 64 entries.

Winners:- Small Village Class — Kingham; Village Hall & surrounds — Ardington.

So, congratulations to all who are responsible for the care of the Hall; and perhaps a little more attention to detail from the rest of us might ensure that Sibford is among the winners again next year.