Smiles for Downham Market In Bloom. Picture: Stewart Davidson.

Towns and villages have been bursting with pride after West Norfolk harvested a crop of awards in the Anglia in Bloom competition.

The winners were announced on Thursday at a ceremony in  Wodson Park, Hertfordshire.

West Norfolk results: Town: Gold award, Downham Market.

Villages: South Wootton, silver gilt.

Best Young People’s Project: South Wootton Junior School.

Coastal: winner and gold award,  Hunstanton

Cemeteries: bronze award: Kings Walk Cemetery, Downham Market.

Environmental Quality Award: Heacham.

Best Local Authority Floral Display:  Esplanade Gardens, Hunstanton.