The winner of the 2018 Saffron Walden Christmas Shop Windows Competition was Master & Miss in Central Arcade, with 2nd place going to Café Cou Cou in George Street and 3rd place going to Chaps Barbers in Central Arcade. Highly Commended certificates were awarded to Connie’s Pantry, St Elizabeth’s and Steamer Trading.
Master & Miss started only seven months ago as a family business providing affordable Spanish children’s designer wares.
The ten judges ranged from teenagers to the over 70s and, apart from the Mayor, represented local residents, young carers from Fairycroft House, local artistic and musical groups, the Round Table and Rotary Club. Under the overall theme of The Spirit of Christmas the judges told us that they judged the windows for originality, ingenuity, effort and the ‘wow’ factor.
There were 42 entries and we hope that next year there will be an even bigger response. We particularly appreciated the time and effort put in to creating the many excellent displays and hope that the news will spread far and wide that Saffron Walden is a great place to visit at Christmas time.