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Poetry competition winner is a community social worker

PUBLISHED: 16:58 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:10 14 July 2019

Winner of the Big Bash poetry competition, Alison Myers-Ward. Picture: supplied by Graham Jones

Winner of the Big Bash poetry competition, Alison Myers-Ward. Picture: supplied by Graham Jones

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The North Walsham Big Bash poetry competition was won by an Essex-born 58-year-old community social worker for adults.

Judge Sue Burge chose 'The Poets and Me' by Alison Myers-Ward as the winner, with the runner-up, 'Bless our Soles' by John Vaughan. Third place was again won by Mrs Myers-Ward with 'North Walsham and Me'.

The mother-of-two lives with wife Dawn and their six rescued dogs in North Walsham.

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She said: "When I'm not working from North Walsham War Memorial Hospital, I'm rediscovering the simple childhood pleasures of exploring the countryside, painting and writing verse."

The under 16 section of the competition was won by Summer Emmett with her poems, 'A Day at Pigney Wood' and 'A Library Book'.

A competition spokesman said: "Congratulations to all of the poets who entered and for those who made the long list. Special congratulations to the winners and runners-up."

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