The 2015 dragons

Once again West Hagbourne attracted many visitors to admire the dragons displayed around the village. So very many thanks to everyone who participated in the dragon competition.

A popular attraction to people passing through the village was the enormous colourful dragon in the pond. Special thanks go to Mike Parker and family and helpers for this splendid dragon.

The judge, Mrs. Carol Hackett from Didcot, had a difficult task. She was impressed with the variety of materials used in amazing ways to construct so many different dragons. Her final decision was:

1st. Prize: Broomsticks, the pink and purple dragons
2nd. Prize: 1,Manor Close, the 2 knitted dragons

Highly Commended:
4, Manor Close, dragon made from driftwood and shells
Cornerways, the flying dragon

Children's Prize: the dragon peering over the wall of the Horse and Harrow pub.

(Click on any image to view the dragon)

Broomsticks (1st place)

1st place Broomsticks

1 Manor Close (2nd place)

2nd Prize: The knitted dragons at 1 Manor Close

4 Manor Close (highly commended

Highly commended:
Dragon made out of driftwood and shells at
4 Manor Close

Cornerways (Highly commended)

Highly commended:
The flying dragon at Cornerways

Didcot Brownies (Children's prize)

Children's prize:
The dragon made by the Didcot Brownies


Photos of the other dragons in the 2015 competition are shown below:

(Click to enlarge)

5 Manor Close
9 York Road
12 Manor Close
14 Manor Close
Chapel Hayes
Dormer Cottage
The Laurels
Little Acorns Nursery
The dragon in the pond
Stable east of Ivy Barn
Suffolk Lodge
The Square

(Photos by Malcolm Brownsword)