Yesterday on a sunny afternoon in Rainham, two judges from the Royal Horticultural Society made their way to Tesco Bridge Road, to see the magnificent displays created by local community champions Sue Ospreay and Jackie McCardle for the London in Bloom competition.
The displays can be seen as you arrive at the entrance of the supermarket and have been a real eye catcher for the local community who come to admire their hard work.
This year the theme has been remembering those who gave their life up for us and their incredible heroism. There is a spitfire, a tank, a shelter and train all in honour of those who served in the Second World War.
Built by Sue and planted by Jackie and other members of the community, these displays left the judges very much impressed. Both judges Sarah and Lois from the RHS praised our local community heroes for their fantastic achievement and the joy they have provided the local community with.
12 year old Hugh McClenaghan who helped plant flowers in the different displays, was on hand to greet the judges and talk to them about all the hard work locals have done to make this an outstanding display.
Rainham residents also known as Rainhearts ‘the little village with the big heart’, have all participated in these displays by sponsoring different aspects of them.
Well done ladies and everyone involved!