The Forest Parish were very successful this year and received the following awards:
Silver Gilt for the Douzaine Room and Community
Tourism Award for the airport display
Theme Award (Maritime) for the 'Durande' boat at the Douzaine Room (based on Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo)
The Norma Ozanne Perpetual Trophy for Forest Primary School Gardening Club
Guernsey Tourist Board Award for the best floral display at Le Bourg bus stop
The Forest Methodist Church was also shortlisted for the above award
Special Commendation Certificates were awarded to:
Joan Ozanne for helping with deadheading etc.
Janine King for helping the Forest School Gardening Club
Sarah Plumley for leading the Forest Floral Group
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Blue Plaque unveiled to Thomas De La Rue
Thomas De La Rue took an apprenticeship in the printing trade when he was 9 years old and went on to found a global currency printing business. His family home where he was born in 1793 no longer stands in Le Bourg as it was demolished by the German forces in January 1942 to move guns to the Mirus Battery, so the plaque has been placed on the wall at Forest Stores.
The plaque was unveiled on Monday 19th December by the Bailiff Sir Richard Collas and he was accompanied by Dean of the Forest Douzaine Richard Heaume and Robin MacKenzie, marketing director of De La Rue.