Sunday, 3 November 2013

Winners of 2013 Pendle War Poetry Competition announced

The winners of the 2013 Pendle War Poetry Competition have just been announced.  The best poems were selected and have been published in a book.   To find out more please see www.pendlewarpoetry.com

And for those of you who write poems yourselves, entries for the 2014 Pendle War Poetry Competition (free to enter) are now being accepted.   Entries world-wide and under 18s as well.

The photograph on the front cover of the 2013 Pendle War Poetry Competition anthology of poems (see left) is of the War Memorial at Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire and was taken by Gareth Williams.

A little bird told me there is to be a competition to find a photo for the cover of next year's Pendle War Poetry Competition anthology.  As before details on: www.pendlewarpoetry.com

Pendle is an area of Lancashire.  The word means 'hill' and the hill in the photograph is called "Pendle Hill". Pendle is a lovely part of the world - steeped in history and with beautiful countryside.  Due to the abundance of streams, there were a large number of textile factories from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the decline of Britain's textile industry.  It is well worth a visit.

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