Winner Heritage Window Display Competition
The Post Office and Gallery Stores have been awarded the winner’s title in the 2015 Window Display Competition
VisitGuernsey asked retailers on Sark to step back in time and celebrate the island’s priceless freedom.
This year sees the 70th anniversary of the freedom of the Channel Islands from German occupation and VisitGuernsey encouraged all islanders and visitors to get caught up in liberation fever – with the help of island businesses.
In conjunction with Collaborate Communications, VisitGuernsey staged a Heritage Festival themed window display competition. All shop owners, and business owners were asked to capture the spirit of the island’s history in imaginative and fun, colourful and thought-provoking displays that transformed their windows back to the 1940’s.
They were asked to put the flags out, as well as use red, white and blue stock for their display, borrow props with a wartime theme or use imagery to take their windows back in time and evoke memories of the occupation and liberation.
Islanders and visitors were able to vote for their favourite display, by post or online, with prizes for both the winning retailer and one lucky voter. The competition ran from Friday 3 April to Thursday 7 May.
Caroline, owner of the Post Office and Gallery Stores, was awarded a bottle of champagne and one of the lucky voters, Norma Bichard, won a £30 jewellery voucher.
Words by Julie Todd, photo by Lydia Bourne