Jasmin Wharmby Wins Spirit of Green Days Competition

Finds 12 pictures with bicycles in and appears in several Green Days photos herself

Richard Briers in one of the 'bicycle' photos on Green Days in 1997

Jasmin Wharmby, a teacher who has been coming to Green Days since she was a girl, has won the Bedford Park Festival’s ‘Spirit of Green Days’ competition, sponsored by ChiswickW4.com and Sipsmith.

The Festival organisers invited people to recapture the 'Spirit of Green Days' through the hundreds of photographs in its '50 Years of Green Days' Flickr album. The archive was created for the 50th Bedford Park Festival in 2016, when ChiswickW4.com invited people to send in their photos.

Entrants were asked to choose a photograph that summed up what they loved about Green Days. The prize was a copy of SIP - the Sipsmith cocktails book. The Green Days photos were also used for the ‘Win A Bicycle Draw’: entrants had to spot at least six photos with bicycles in.

Torin Douglas, one of the organisers, said, “Nothing sums up the ‘Spirit of Green Days’ in lockdown better than the fact that several of the Bicycle Draw entrants found the time to hunt out more than six bicycle pictures – and said how much they had enjoyed the search!”

Between them, the 11 entrants found no fewer than 22 photographs with bicycles. These are now displayed in a ‘Spirit of Green Days’ Flickr album:

50 Years of Green Days - 2010s

“The bicycle photos illustrate how much Green Days has grown over the years but that it remains fundamentally the same St Michael & All Angels church fete it was when it began in 1967 as ‘Village Green Day’” said Torin. “We decided to give the prize to the person who found the most, and it was very close. Christine Hall spotted 11, but was just pipped by Jasmin Wharmby, who found 12.

Jasmin Wharmby performing on the Green Days Bandstand in 2006

Torin said, “We think Jaz is a particularly worthy winner because she really embodies the ‘Spirit of Green Days’. There are photos of her in the fancy dress competition and regularly performing in ‘Bedford Park’s Got Talent’, and we hope she enjoys her prize from Sipsmith.”


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July 2, 2020