Best Local Limerick Awards 2007 - Winners


It is with great pleasure that we can announce the winners of the Best Local Limerick Awards 2007. It was a very tough job choosing the overall winners. There were some really fantastic entries (click here to see the shortlist) and we'd like to send out a big 'thank you' to everyone who took part. Without further ado, though, here are the limericks that we felt just had the edge this time:

1st Place (winning a £50 Amazon voucher)


One musician from Dalton, Kirklees
Had extr'ordinary knobbly knees.
They were hired for percussion,
And caused much discussion,
And earned him a packet in fees!

by Lisa Speight, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Runners-Up (each winning a £20 Amazon voucher)


There was a young barber from Dorking
Who found a claw-hammer whilst walking.
Though he found it but fair,
For cutting his hair,
For picking his nose it was corking.

by Dr Bob Turvey, Stoke Bishop, Bristol


There was a young Maiden from York,
Who thought she could sing just like Bjork.
She sang with a harp
But went terribly sharp
So they bunged up her throat with a cork.

by Don Nixon, Albrighton, Shropshire


There was an old man from Rudheath
Who had trouble with a set of false teeth
They weren't his own
He had them on loan
From the chap he lived underneath

by Olwyn Dean, Northwich, Cheshire

Congratulations to Lisa, Bob, Don and Olwyn!