It was a shame that the less-than-festive drizzle drove us inside for carol-singing this year, but lovely to see everyone packed into the candle-lit Hall. Big thanks to St Luke’s and the PCA for making it such a jolly affair with marvellous musicians and mulled wine.
We announced the winners of our spectacular Christmas Windows Competition. Thanks to everyone who entered and perked up the neighbourhood with their fantastically cheerful windows. There were some inspired entries, which made judging very tricky.
Congratulations to (drum roll, please)…
General entrants category
The Cropp Family of Coventry Street (for the THIRD year running!)
“For their sheer skill in model making and additional historical information”
Deirdre and Naomi of Hamilton Road
“The angels were big and beautiful and filled the whole space of the windows.”
Ella Mae and Andrea of Coventry Street
“A beautiful colour-changing snow scene, full of detail.”
Under 10s category
Christopher of Lancaster Road
“Your window made everyone smile with three bold reindeers, full of character.”
Thomas and Margot of Chatsworth Road
“Lovely humourous window, we especially liked that you included yourselves.”
Isabella Evans of Stanford Road
“So much to see, we really liked the flying Santa.”
Everyone was presented with rosettes and chocolates (the Cropp family also won a cleaning kit from our generous sponsor, The Green Cleaner, to ensure that their windows always sparkle) and the winners will have their names engraved on the coveted trophies.
We’d like to say a BIG thank you to the following people:
- Kate Kingham (general superstar) – for doing all the hard work behind the scenes.
- Sarah Jones (local artist and judge) – for taking time out from Milton Open House to judge your lovely windows.
- Catherine Cole, Martha Hunt and Gill Hasson (Hall heroes) – for helping to deliver entry forms.
MASSIVE high five to The Green Cleaner (fab, local cleaning agency) for meeting all the costs of the competition and for providing prizes.
Their support means that every penny participants gave goes to help the Hall. If you need a Spring clean in the New Year or regular cleaning help – keep them in mind.
If you have (or work for) a local business, sponsoring events at the Hall is a great way to show your support for the community. Not to mention that 800 shareholders and our social media audience of thousands get to hear about you. We’re a loyal lot who generally like to support those who support the Hall. Spread the love. Contact us for more details about sponsoring for upcoming events.
See you in the Hall soon.