How did Beer fare in the final of Village of the Year?

PUBLISHED: 21:10 10 February 2018

Beer villagers Ursula Makepeace,Trevor Bolshaw,Norah Jaggers,Alan Abbott,Mike Green,Sybil Anderson,Peter Bartlett and Judy Aris. Ref shb 04 18TI 6906. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer villagers Ursula Makepeace,Trevor Bolshaw,Norah Jaggers,Alan Abbott,Mike Green,Sybil Anderson,Peter Bartlett and Judy Aris. Ref shb 04 18TI 6906. Picture: Terry Ife

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Did television judges pick it as their winner in the grand final of Channel 4's new show? Spoiler alert.

Beer has finished runner-up in a television search to find the UK’s village of the year.

The village featured in the grand final against Broughshane, Hampstead Norreys and Bamburgh after weeks of competition in the hope of winning the prestigious title and £10,000 prize.

Broughshane was crowned the winner by judges after each village had one more chance to state their case in Saturday’s finale.

In the lead up, the judges have complemented Beer’s fishing and lace making heritage as well as its community spirit and in the final called it the jewel in the crown of the Jurassic Coast.

Actress Penelope Keith has hosted the Channel 4 show and along with judges Alex Langlands, Juliet Sergeant and Patrick Grant have toured the country to find out the very best of what village life has to offer.

In the final Alex joined volunteers for a beach clean and headed out onto the sea to catch lobsters.

The village saw off Sherston, Clovelly and Llanllyfni in the heats before being facing Aberdaron, Mousehole, Colwinston and Polperro in the semi final.

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