Shops and businesses across the Island made sure their customers received a royal welcome in the run-up to the 4-day Jubilee celebrations last weekend.
In Newport, the chairman of the Isle of Wight Council and her family were invited to take a stroll around the town visiting entrants to pick out some of their favourite window displays, fit for a Queen.
From cardboard cut-outs to hand-painted designs and glittering crowns, Councillor Claire Critchison said great imagination was shown in decorating windows for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“It was great to see so many shops and businesses get into the spirit of things with some really fabulous eye-catching displays. There were so many amazing efforts and we had a lot of fun looking at them all.”
In no particular order, her top ten wow-factor windows were :
- Hose Rhodes Dickson;
- Pets With Hart;
- Cafe Isola;
- Independent Arts;
- Master of Disguise;
- Random second hand items;
- Love Running;
- British Heart Foundation.
There was also special recognition for:
- Random second hand items — most fun;
- Cafe Isola — best red, white and blue;
- Dragonfly — Platinum Award;
- British Heart Foundation — overall favourite.
Councillor Critchison added:
“The overall effort of the British Heart Foundation display, with the beautiful tea party and red, white and blue items on display, as well as staff dressed up, was a perfect way to show off for the Jubilee.
“It stood out as special to all of the family.”
A similar tour of the town’s decorated shop windows was organised for the then council chairman for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee back in 2012.
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