I noticed a plaque on Cambridge station today that celebrated a victory in the 1987 "Eastern Region Best Station Competition". The small print revealed, however, that the prize was actually in the 'large station category'. So of the all the large stations in the Eastern Region, Cambridge was judged to be the best. 21 years ago.
This reminded me of a sign I saw a few years back in Adare, County Limerick. It commemorated the town's remarkable triumph in the 1976 National Tidy Towns Competition. Things started getting untidier from 1977 onwards.