East Budleigh remembers ‘remarkable’ Beryl

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 April 2018

Beryl Maynard (centre), giving advise on her favourite subject.

Beryl Maynard (centre), giving advise on her favourite subject.


A tribute has been paid to a ‘remarkable’ woman who played a role in East Budleigh, gaining national recognition.

Members of East Budleigh in Bloom were saddened to hear of the sudden death of long-serving secretary Beryl Maynard on April 12.

She had been involved in the village, winning regional and national awards for its flower beds between 2002 and 2010.

Beryl volunteered as secretary in 2000 and was partly responsible for the village winning South West silver gilts in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

A year later, East Budleigh won the gold award and Mortimer Cup for best village in the region, which lead to invites to the national competition in 2006 and 2008.

Beryl was presented with a community champion award by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2008.

A community spring fair and plant sale is being held on Saturday (April 28) in memory of Beryl, and to support the ongoing future of flowers in East Budleigh.

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