The best of Midhurst’s Christmas shop windows

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A dramatic ball gown of Christmas foliage and peacock feathers won this year’s Christmas window competition in Midhurst.

And Annie Whittaker, who owns prize winning shop Seventh Heaven was joined by assistant Caroline Naldrett when collected her certificate from rural towns co-ordinator Melanie Burgoyne who organised the competition.

Melanie Burgoyne centre with Annie Whittaker and Caroline Naldrett

Melanie Burgoyne centre with Annie Whittaker and Caroline Naldrett

They were presented at Midhurst Town Council’s community awards evening in the Old Library.

Second prize went to The Olive and Vine restaurant in North Street owned by Dean Brown-Fuller and his partner Jess Warren/.

Jess received her certificate accompanied by their 14 month old son Oliver.

Third prize went to The Black Sheep in West Street owned by Carolyn Bishop.

“This year’s windows were voted for by Midhurst customers,” said rural town co-ordinator Melanie Burgoyne.

“Many businesses have gone to a lot of trouble with some artistic and dramatic windows and others bringing a smile to customers’ faces.”

It was also good to see a number of voters from as far as Brighton choosing to shop in Midhurst.”

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