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Pictured left to right  -  Nia Lincoln (3rd) Meg Taylor (1st and winner of the John Cranwell Trophy) Eleanor Shambrook (2nd) Julian Noad (Headmaster, Oswestry School)


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2021 Young Writers Competition Winners

Borderland set the subject, “determination” in this year’s Young Writers Competition which, in these trying times, seems very apt. Due to the situation this year the competition had to be modified and was run very successfully by Oswestry School. 

The winner, Meg Taylor received the John Cranwell Trophy and said, “I’m extremely proud to have won the competition and the award but I must ask, who is John Cranwell?” A fair question, as John left us some time ago. After his passing the club set up the award to honour the long service John had given to both the club and the community throughout his life in Oswestry. He was a well-known bookseller and character around the town and enthusiastic about all his interests but particularly, literature, hockey and bridge.

1st and winner of the John Cranwell Trophy - Meg Taylor

2nd - Eleanor Shambrook

3rd -  Nia Lincoln


Many things have been curtailed by Covid in the past year

including the Young Chef competition

Young Chef competition


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