Short Story Competition
Secret war work in the centre of Wimborne, prisoners of war held in local villages, ambulance trains arriving at the station – Wimborne in World War I was a very different place.
As part of the 2018 History Festival all budding writers from age 8 to 88 (and beyond!) were invited to submit a short story exploring life in the town and surrounding area 100 years ago. Stories could be entirely fictional or use a mix of fact and fiction.
Entries were in three categories, adults, teens (ages 14-18) and children (ages 8-13). The entries were judged by local historian and author Janet Seal, the driving force behind the competition, together with children’s novelist and author Julie Ratcliffe, and writer and Colehill Parish Councillor Jeff Webb.
And the winners are:
(Please click on a name to read their story)
Winner – Diana Cutler
2nd Place – Stephen Hughes
3rd Place – Kathleen Adams
Winner – Victoria King
2nd – Matthew Parslow
3rd – Gillen Minchen