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Slaugham wins Best Kept Village competition
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Slaugham wins Best Kept Village competition

After receiving the Best Kept Village award from Mrs Milne, Ralph Tulley, Chairman of the Parish Council (1958-1971), made an acceptance speech on behalf of the delighted residents of Slaugham.
The Large Version shows Mr Tulley passing on the litter bin to local parish councillor, Jim Longhurst, who had set his heart on winning the title. The last-named, my grandfather, seems to checking on something Mr Tulley has slyly dropped in the bin.
Another Slaugham resident, Arthur Shopland, wrote to me in 2013 saying “Jim kept the village green and street clean and tidy for over a month; even edging the turf by the roadside. The prize was a litter bin with a name plaque. Lost now; probably run over by a lorry”.
Click on Open Document to view a newspaper cutting of the contest. The second cutting announces that in 1960 Slaugham again became winners of the Best Kept Village competition but this year they shared the honour with another village. However, it is not clear whether they shared the title with Ditchling or Alfriston!

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