Pictures: Are these the best Christmas shop windows in Barnstaple?
PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 21 December 2017
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Barnstaple’s shop windows are ablaze with festive colour and we’ve taken a short stroll around town to bring you some of the stunning displays.
In Gammon Walk Coast and Country Interiors and Donna Flower Vintage managed to produce syncing displays without actually speaking to each other first.
Jo Hartman at Coast and Country said: “I planned mine on a winter woodland them, I did it on a Friday evening and Donna was set to put hers up at the weekend.
“She went with a Swan Lake animals theme and it was a complete coincidence, it just doesn’t seem possible when you are next door to each other.”
Donna added: “Mine is Swan Lake, just because I think it has that lovely icy Christmas sort of feel, I just wanted to make it sparkly and magical for anyone looking through.”
At the bottom of the High Street, Just Trio has a giant moving carousel plus Santa’s Naughty and Nice List – which is growing longer all the time. People can add names through the Just Trio Facebook page.
The carousel was built by engineers at Truscotts Peugeot. Owner Julia Barker said it was their most ambitious display yet and wanted to thank everyone at Truscotts, in particular Kevin.
She said of the display: “It’s different tableaus, as we usually do. It’s something we are becoming known for – every year people ask us what we are going to do.
“It’s nice when everybody makes an effort in the town. It’s really important to see the Christmas windows, it gives something back to the town and I think people really look forward to seeing the windows.”
Elsewhere in North Devon, The Jewel in the Town at Torrington Pannier Market has a narrow gauge railway and the train has been painted and decorated with swarovski crystal. It is called the Jewel in the Town Express.
It runs in the window, which has been made into a winter scene of white trees, stags, deer and rabbits.
And Lundy Island General Stores might be the only shop on the island, but that doesn’t prevent it from putting up a festive display.
* We’re sorry if we’ve missed any other great displays around Barnstaple – or the rest of North Devon of course. If you’ve got a fantastic festive shop window display, or spot one on your travels, please do email a picture to us at firstname.lastname@example.org