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Hyde’s Best Dressed Window Competition winners revealed
Tuesday 24th May 2016 @ 09:51 by Adam Higgins
Hyde News

The winners of the ‘Best Dressed Window Competition’ in Hyde have been announced.

Hyde and Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds, Hyde Town Team Chair, Julia Harrison and Lyn Bird were the judges of the town’s competition, which was sponsored by Faroncrown Windows.

The prize of £75 in cash and the prestigious Best Dressed Window trophy for first place went to ‘Paper Tulips’ whose nostalgic tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on her 90th birthday went the extra mile.

Sue Jones and Lynne Anderson at the Strawberry Beret Dress Agency came second and received a cheque for £25 for their Royal Birthday celebratory window.

‘The Helping Hand’ charity shop finished third, with a cheque for £15 for their Red, White and Blue themed display.

Judges also made special mention of the creativity and vision that Karen Dorney and her team showed and praised her for the research and dedication it must have taken to produce so many relevant items which carried the Royal Birthday theme beautifully.

Running alongside the retail shops, there was a separate competition for market traders, both inside and out!

The winners in those categories were as in first place, in the indoor market went to Wendy Hobin of
Natural Health, whose Red, White and Blue display, although restrictive on space, impressed the judges with its creativity and content.

The winner of the outdoor category went to The Children’s Roundabout’, that has been in the Cooke family for four generations, for ‘bringing lots of happy memories to residents and visitors alike’.

Mr Reynolds, leader of the judging panel, said: “I was pleased to have had the chance to judge this event and congratulate the shops and stalls who participated – all of whom have helped to showcase Hyde.

“My thanks also goes out to the sponsors, Faroncrown Windows and Hyde Trophies, the Town Team members and all the local retailers, whose ongoing efforts help to make Hyde town centre an attractive place for shoppers and a warm and welcome place for visitors.

“And based on the success of this event, I hope to judge many more window display events and
competitions such as this in the future.”


By Adam Higgins