The story of the Diana Taylor Trophy
     Diana Marjorie Taylor was a keen member of Shrewsbury Lacemakers who had considerable lacemaking and needlework skills. Diana brought sunshine and light into the group with her happy smiling face and jolly personality. Many of us remember her cheerful "Good bye, everybody" at the end of each lacemaking day.
     Diana died tragically in a car accident on the way home from work. Her car came off the road at Wenlock Edge, overturning and hitting a tree. She was 43 years old.
     Her family were, of course, devastated at her early death as were her friends in the local church where she worked with the children. In her name the family gave a trophy, a pretty silver plate, to be awarded at the AGM each year to a member for an outstanding piece of work. The topic for the competition is decided at the preceeding AGM. The trophy has been awarded every year since 2002 and the winner is decided by members' votes.

Trophy Winners      If anyone can help me with correct details or pictures, particularly for the early years, please get in touch.
2003      Inge Harrison's paperweight
2004      Christine Robert's greetings card
2005      Sue Wadlow's handkerchief edging
2006      Janet Marriott's bookmark
2007      Janet Marriott's bookmark  
2008      Jenny Wade's butterfly  
2009      Joan Ladell's piece of 3D lace

2010       Janet Marriott''s daffodil mat, on an Easter theme.    
2012      Margaret Hill's Olympic logo    
2013      Thelma Foster's floral arrangement  
2014      Janet Marriott's snowdrop mat.  
2015      Janet French's heart paperweight.                  
The theme was 'Celebrations'.
2016     Kathy Hatts' Honiton butterfly.                
2017      Janet French's needlelace oak leaves.    
  2018       Kathy Hatts' Honiton flamingo.
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