Shadwell In Bloom
Shadwell in Bloom

Peter Knowles- a tribute

Sadly Peter died in a road accident on the 3rd September near Kings Lyn and his wife Gill remains in a critical condition in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Both worked tirelessly for Shadwell in Bloom and indeed for other organisations within and outside Shadwell. Gill is now making some real  recovery progress and updates on this are produced by their friend and SIB colleague John Gostling. John has also made available the text of the Eulogy he gave at the funeral of Peter. This is available on request from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Peter will be sadly missed by us all and we look forward to Gill again taking up her roles in Shadwell in Bloom.


Village GreenWe are proud of our village in Shadwell and invite you to explore these pages. Better still, come and visit us sometime to see our achievements created over the last few years.

The purpose of Shadwell in Bloom is to improve the social and physical environment of the area in which we live and to create a more picturesque Village.

Much of the work is done by loyal and hard working volunteers who contribute to the planning of future development work, and some are involved in bed design. SIB has a presence at the Shadwell Flower Show in August.

SIB is much involved in works not involving flower beds at all. Here for example, Shadwell Primary School has benefited from our re-fencing of their roadside boundary, new fencing off of the pre-school bungalow area, and construction of the allotment and nature garden areas. The Shadwell allotments were created by our volunteers and the maintenance of the nearby Recreation Hut areas are within our work schedule. There are similar histories for our work at Dan Quarry, Shadwell Library and the Village Hall.

The Garden of Remembrance at the Churchyard was improved and is now maintained by two volunteers. See details of their efforts via the Saint Paul's Churchyard entry in the Main Menu.

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Shadwell was awarded a Silver Gilt Award in Yorkshire in Bloom 2015


Well done to all our hard working volunteers but note that we are withdrawing from the competition for 2016. See the Meetings/Judging section for further details


Go to 'What's on' and join in our fund raising activities.

Want to know more about the Royal Horticultural Society?

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And for details of Yorkshire in Bloom 2015 including full results and comments for all entries:

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