AN accountant from Mirfield has won a poetry competition in the Lake District at the place where William Wordsworth worked.

Georgina Boothroyd, 38, took part in the contest at Stampers restaurant in Ambleside.

The restaurant was named Stampers because it is the building where England’s most famous poet worked as the Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland to earn a living to support his writing.

The restaurant encouraged visitors to scribble verse on the table mats, inspired by the spirit of Wordsworth.

Georgina’s poem, Nature, describes her reaction to the landscape of the Lakes during a holiday in November.

Georgina won a couple of vouchers to visit Rydal Mount and her poem will eventually be hung on the wall in the restaurant.

The winning poem by Georgina Boothroyd:


Eerie hilltops disappearing into misty vapour,

Enveloped the daylight exploding from slate walls,

Rushing forth from fell sides

Urgently towards the black mirrored surface,

Called at force as nature commands.