Retailers given the boot

Retailers given the boot

Retailers in Wellington have made a special festive effort to take part in an annual competition – despite enduring one of their most difficult years.

Wellington Town Council has been thrilled with the response to the ‘best dressed’ retailer contest which has bought Christmas spirit to the area.

“This is a hotly-contested initiative as every year we award two coveted ‘golden wellington boots’ to the best dressed shop window and best dressed Christmas market stall,” said Caroline Mulvihill of the council.

“We did wonder if people would want to take part this year as the pandemic has made trading conditions so difficult but in actual fact they have made even more effort.

“I think retailers have been pleased to have something to look forward to and they have all gone to such an effort with some wonderful festive displays. It was difficult to choose the award winners as there were so many great entries.”

The winning retailers were: Donna Thomas of Wool Magic in New Street with runner up Karen Wilkinson of the Severn Hospice Shop on Market Square. And in the market stall category the winner was Adrienne Taylor of The Daberhasery.

Mayor of Wellington Cllr Pat Fairclough was on hand to present the prizes and had the following message for the winners and all the retailers in Wellington, “I'm so impressed with the efforts made by so many of the retailers this year. The resilience shown in what has been a difficult year and the fun and festive cheer that they have brought to their shop windows has been inspiring. Hearty congratulations to the winners."

Pic: Mayor Pat Fairclough with winner Adrienne Taylor of The Daberhashery in Wellington Market

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