Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom, October 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Lisa Speight, a part-time pharmacist from Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire, has beaten competitors from around the country to win first prize in the Best Local Limerick Awards 2007.
Lisa won the competition with the following limerick about Dalton, also in North Yorkshire:
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.
Lisa's limerick was chosen over 197 others in a hard-fought competition that saw entries from across Britain. When asked how she felt about winning the competition, Lisa replied that she was "completely surprised but absolutely delighted." Lisa described composing her winning limerick as a welcome distraction from her normal Friday housework marathon.
Three runner-up prizes were also awarded and went to the limericks below:
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
The Best Local Limerick Awards were organised by local information Web site Localmouth.com, which helps local people connect with each other in their communities. It invited people from around the country to compose limericks featuring British place names. The 50 top limericks can be seen on the Localmouth.com website at
For more information, please contact:
Matt Collins, Localmouth.com
2 Greenland Mews, London SE8 5JN, UK