Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage group logo competition winners

Canon Ron Greenall pictured with Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage Group Logo Competition winner Joseph Riding and runner-up Matthew Baines.

Canon Ron Greenall pictured with Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage Group Logo Competition winner Joseph Riding and runner-up Matthew Baines.

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Primary school children put crayons and paint to paper when asked to design a logo for a newly formed heritage group.

Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage Group then chose ten of the best competition entries and these were printed in The Longridge News and Garstang Courier with readers asked to vote on which they considered to be their favourite.

Heritage group chairman Lindy King, who ran the competition and was keen to get the children involved, said the design submitted by Joseph Riding was “a very convincing winner.”

Joseph was awarded a special winner’s certificate, a voucher and also an A3 sized laminated computer-generated copy of his design,

the design of which will now be used on material relating to the heritage group, which was formed last year.

The presentation to Joseph and runner-up Matthew Baines, who also won a voucher and received a certificate, was made during a recent meeting of the heritage group, held at Oliverson’s School, when well known local charactrer, Canon Ron Greenall gave an informative and amusing talk on Goosnargh and the surrounding area.

From the Bleasdale Circle to White Chapel in the 19th Century, by way of Beacons and the Roman Road from Ribchester to Lancaster, Canon Ron held members and Joseph and Matthew and their families enthralled for an hour.

Mrs King would said: “Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage Group would like to thank all the children who entered the logo competition and those readers of the News and Courier who took the time to vote on the designs.”

* The next meeting of GWHG will be on April 16 at 7.30pm at St Francis, Hill Chapel when all are welcome to view documents of the church and school as well as research which has been carried out by the group at the Lancashire Archives.