Winners announced for children’s photo competition

Three Knowle youngsters were celebrating their knowledge of their village as they collected 25 pound gift vouchers as joint winners of the Knowle Society Local History team’s Photo Competition.

Seven year old William Pearse, eight year old Harry Boddington and ten year old Ben Merrell all correctly identified ten photographs of historic details to be discovered along and around the High Street.

The competition was launched at the recent Festival in Knowle Park and it set a host of primary school children sleuthing in the area to find the subjects of the pictures.

Delighted with their success, the winning trio of artefact spotters went to the Local History Centre in the Library to be presented with their vouchers by Knowle Society Chair, Peter Ewin, and be congratulated by competition co-ordinator and Chair of the Local History team, Janet Erzen.

Peter was delighted with the success of the competition. He said: ‘We were delighted to sponsor this competition. Our aim was to get primary school children to look at the village with new eyes and find out a little about its heritage and history, and we have been extremely pleased at the outcome.’

Winners, L to R: Harry Boddington, William Pearse and Ben Merrell.