Bideford window displays delight Christmas shoppers

Maynard Johns won first place.

Maynard Johns won first place. - Credit: Archant

PHOTOS: Town tells the tales of Storybook Christmas, with each window competing to be crowned the top window display in Bideford.

Bideford has come alive with magic this Christmas as businesses took part in a window-dressing competition.

A total of 93 businesses joined in the Storybook Christmas contest to compete to be crowned the top window in the town.

Maynard John’s won the public vote with its The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-inspired design.

Customers who passed through the office and into the living Narnia scene were given free Turkish delight.

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In second place was All Area Taxis, with Santa Comes to Devon/Bideford.

The business photographed numerous shops in Bideford to create a mini town in the window.

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And in third place was Miss Mckenna’s Sewing Services with her Aliens Love Underpants design.

The Burton Art Gallery won the mayor’s award, with Cllr Mervyn Langmead choosing The Water Babies theme as his favourite.

Chrissie Everson Room, of the Businesses of Bideford, said: “In total 93 businesses joined in the competition and 607 voting forms were handed in for counting. BOB would like to thank every single business that took part and joined in.

“Even if you only got to do a very small something as a display it was noted and greatly appreciated and we are grateful for you all taking the time to do it, we know its a busy time of year but all your hard work, made a huge difference to the event.

“The public response was that they had a lovely time going around looking at all the windows and businesses and are looking forward to what you have planned for February’s Festival of Love.”

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