IT WAS Purbeck’s night at the Dorset Best Village Competition.

Winfrith Newburgh picked up the first prize for the Best Large Village and Church Knowle scooped the title for Best Small Village.

Awards were presented in a ceremony at Corfe Mullen village hall last night.

The Dorset Echo-backed awards, which include the Best Kept Village, have been organised by Dorset Community Action since 1987.

See Monday’s Echo for the full story and pictures.