AMELIA’S Brides in Moor Lane, Clitheroe, scooped top prize in Clitheroe’s festive shop window competition.
The competition, organised by Clitheroe Chamber and Trade and Commerce, saw shops around the town create imaginative and seasonal window displays.
President of Clitheroe’s Chamber Mr Ian Lloyd said: “I am delighted the competition is now back as an annual event on the Chamber calendar.
“When shop windows are essential in driving footfall it is important to give merit to some of the best.”
Amelia’s Brides window hosts a colour co-ordinated winter wonderland of bridal and evening wear.
Fabulous of Clitheroe, who opened in Castlegate a few months ago, came second with an eye-catching black and blue theme.
Third place was awarded to Shindiggz, in Whalley Road, for an elaborate archway of Christmas balloons. In addition to the three trophies awarded, Highly Commended certificates were presented to Elan Boutique in Castlegate, EQ Woman in King Street and Precious Little Treasures in Swan Courtyard.
Chairman of Whalley Chamber of Trade Gillian Darbyshire was delighted to be invited to judge the competition. She said: “It’s the most important time of year for retailers and an opportunity for Clitheroe’s independent shops to be at their most flamboyant.”
All the awards were chosen for their Christmas theme, use of colour and lighting, innovation and an enticing display of merchandise.
The Festive Window Competition enhances two projects led by Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce, hand painted artisan window displays by artists Alastair Price and Caroline Johnson from Brittany and the Mary Portas inspired Clitheroe Shop Front project, which aims to create new interest around the town’s shops by using imaginative window displays.