The winners of this year's Village Enhancement Competition have been announced ahead of tomorrow's Village Show.
Local residents and businesses were encouraged to put on their best display for the chance to pick up the The Shell Trophy - which was found during the refurbishment of the Festival Hall. The discovery coincided with the sad death of Ian Miller, a lifetime resident of Alderley Edge and a keen and expert gardener, who the trophy is now presented in memory of.
The judging panel toured the village to select this year's category winners, who they deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the village as viewed from a public road.
The winners of The Shell Trophy for best residential display were Bryan and Jane Kerr of Moss Road and the two highly commended runners up were Peter and Jean Smallwood of Windermere Drive and Elizabeth Jackson of Beech Cottages.
Whilst Granthams Fine Food and Wine were selected as winners in the best retail category, for the second year running, and the De Trafford Arms won best café, restaurant or bar display, also for the second consecutive year.
Additionally, the best non retail or office display went to McAlister Family Law and the winner of best church, charity and community display was awarded to St. Philip and St. James Church.
Councillor Mike Dudley-Jones said "Great efforts were made right across the village with some spectacular front gardens."
The winners have been notified and the trophy and framed certificates will be awarded at around 3.30pm at the Village Show which will take place at the Festival Hall on Saturday, 31st August.