My Thornbury Poetry - Judgement Day!


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My Thornbury Poetry – Judgement Day!

Poet Laureate 1

Poet Laureate with prize winners (left to right) Carol-Ann Duffy, Roshan Sond, Lucy Parish, Hayleigh Gasston, Ruby McIlroy & Annis Clarke

The 5 judges had all done their homework and graded the entries on merit. It took over an hour to determine the winners, a very close-run competition!

The 15-19 yrs category was particularly exciting – cracking quality entries – the verdict was hung – and saved, by agreeing joint 1st between two stunning pieces by Hayleigh Gasston and Ruby McIlroy.

All of the entries showed thought, composure and exceptionally – warm terms of endearment for this delightful home town.

Yes, Thornbury is a very special place.

As evidenced in the words of its poets (95% of whom were under the age of 19).

Allan Bullock & Carol-Ann Duffy


Winning Poem 6-10 Roshan Sond

Winning Poem 11-14 Lucy Parish

Winning Poem 15-19 Hayleigh Gasston

Winning Poem 15-19 Ruby McIlroy

Winning Poem Over 20 Annis Clarke