|The story of the Diana Taylor Trophy|
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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