The winners of Knutsford Christmas Window Competition were presented with their Certificates and a trophy for the overall winner by the Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan on Thursday 13th December.
Each year both the standard and number of entries continues to get higher and higher, entries from a range of retailers and businesses, including; Clarity Contemporary Jewellers, Gerald’s the Jewellers, White Orchid, Mr Simms and Clare and Illingworth. This year the winner was Cohens the Chemist, second place was Lockton’s the Hairdressers and third place Pulse of Perfumery.
The Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan said “It is wonderful to see so many shops, restaurants and businesses getting into the Christmas spirit and joining in this competition. Congratulations to the three worthy winners and to everyone who made the effort to add some Christmas sparkle to our town. We know it is a busy time of year for all and we are grateful for the time and effort given to these wonderful displays. Of course, the true winners are the visitors and residents of Knutsford who get to enjoy the lovely displays”.
Every year the Town Mayor visits the festive window displays put on by the town centre businesses in Knutsford, awarding the coveted best Christmas window award. The 2015 winner was King Street’s White Orchid, whose window grabbed Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean’s attention.
Jo Ashton (White Orchid) and Cllr Tony Dean
White Orchid took to Twitter to express their pride at winning in their first year in Knutsford, saying “WOW, we didn’t know this was happening, thank you so much”
“Wow, we didn’t know this was happening. We were very surprised, it’s our first year in Knutsford and we are so proud”
In second place was La Belle Epoque followed by Edith and Winston in third place. Two highly commended awards were given to Nicholas Austen and Terrence Paul. The winner of the Charity Shop category was CAFT.
“There was a phenomenal effort from the retailers again this year with a multitude of stunning Christmas displays” said Town Mayor, Cllr Tony Dean.
“Congratulations not just to the winners, but to all shops who took the time to add some extra festive cheer to the town”, Cllr Dean added.
Photo courtesy of the Knutsford Guardian