BBC visit the Luddenden landscape

Gardening experts visited Luddenden for the summer judging of the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

And they were joined by a team from BBC Radio Four, recording for a series called Life in a Landscape.

BBC producer Sue Mitchell interviewed people from the village for the series, which will go out in early September.

She said: “The older residents have so much to say, it’s important we get this contemporary history recorded and passed on. It’s difficult for today’s residents to visualise how Luddenden was and how the community has changed.”

Hopes are high for this year’s entry to the competition.

Last year Luddenden scooped a silver award in the national finals of Britain in Bloom, and was the best village in Yorkshire in Bloom 2004.

Jason Boom, co-ordinator for Luddenden in Bloom, said: “Building on last year’s entry has been our focus, along with a new wildflower area and improved sustainable planting.

“We feel that we are in a position to challenge the best communities across the country.

“Working hard with local nurseries has resulted in higher standards of planting.”

The results will be announced at a ceremony in Bradford on September 5.