Festive shop window displays bring Clitheroe Christmas cheer

Liz Metcalfe and Laura Napoli from Orchid Bridal Designs are presented with their trophy by president of the Chamber of Trade Daniel Willliams with judge and town crier Rowland Hailwood.
Liz Metcalfe and Laura Napoli from Orchid Bridal Designs are presented with their trophy by president of the Chamber of Trade Daniel Willliams with judge and town crier Rowland Hailwood.
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A stunning Winter Wonderland display was the winner of the 2015 Clitheroe best dressed shop window competition.

Winners Orchid Bridal Designs in King Street, which is owned and run by mother and daughter team Liz Metcalfe and Laura Napoli, claimed the trophy for the eye catching display which was designed by Amy Lund.

Staff from Genesis Hair and Beauty, who came second in the Clitheroe Chrstmas window dislay competition are pictured with Daniel Williams of the Chamber of Trade and jydge and town crier Rolan Hailwood (s)

Staff from Genesis Hair and Beauty, who came second in the Clitheroe Chrstmas window dislay competition are pictured with Daniel Williams of the Chamber of Trade and jydge and town crier Rolan Hailwood (s)

The annual competition is organised by the Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and town crier Roland Hailwood was charged with the task of judging the entries over the weekend of the Clitheroe Christmas Festival.

Dozens of shops around the town entered the keenly fought contest with a varied collection of Christmassy and eye catching displays.

Genesis Hair and Beauty in Wellgate came second and third placed were Attire in Clitheroe Market Place.

The competition is held to help celebrate all the hard work that is put in by everyone involved in dressing their shop windows to give the town a truly festive feel.

Daniel Williams, who is president of the Chamber of Trade, said: “It is always a pleasure to see how imaginatively the different shops are dressed each year. I remember as a child the excitment of seeing the newly decorated shop windows at the start of December and I am always impressed by the creativity of all the shops every year.”