Christmas Window Competition 2020

Councillor Nick Cull and his wife Caroline were this year’s Competition judges, awarding the first prize to the Sequal Trust, of Ploughman’s Corner, Wharf Road.  The Trust is a charity providing  communication equipment to disabled people. The runners up prize was awarded to Gough Thomas and Scott Solicitors of 8 Willow Street.

Nick is the Town Council’s link with the Chamber of Commerce and the two organisations collaborate in the organisation of the annual competition.

Nick said, “Despite an awful year for Ellesmere businesses and other organisations, it was a wonderfully uplifting effort by all participants. Let’s hope the corner will be turned in the new year. We should make our motto for 2021, Stay Loyal and Buy Local”.

Chairman of the Ellesmere Chamber of Commerce, Nicky Stokes said, “I know how difficult it has been for many businesses this year, so well done to all. Its great to see how many have adapted to the difficult conditions and help foster a great community spirit. We are all looking forward to a better year ahead.”

Caroline presenting the Winner’s Cup and cheque to Meryl Parsons of the Sequal Trust.

Nick presenting the Runners Up Cup and cheque to Claire Andrews of Gough, Thomas and Scott.

Christmas Window Competition 2019

Ellesmere shop owners once again did Ellesmere proud with their efforts for the Winter Festival Shop Window displays. Crowds were thrilled by the variety of entries this year and every one of the windows was a credit to the business who created it.

It was a hard decision for the Mayor & Chamber of Commerce but the winners were:


closely followed by

The Rural Charity Shop.

Rural Charity Shop, runners up in the Winter Festival Window Competition in Ellesmere 2019

The trophy was presented to the owners of Vermeulens by Mayor Paul Goulbourne


Christmas Window Competition 2015


Every year the Town Council hosts a Christmas Window Competition and invites a guest to judge the fabulous Window Displays throughout the town. For 2015 Mrs Karen Humphreys, leader of Ducklings Pre-School very kindly accepted the invitation and as she was representing Ducklings, she decided to judged the windows with the children in mind, considering carefully which windows she felt the children would find the most appealing.  We are very pleased to announce that for a second year running Rainbows Gift Shop were the chosen winners. New owner Mrs Mandy Kent was delighted as it is her first Christmas in the shop. Congratulations also to Ismay Evans at Ismay’s who was chosen to receive the 2nd prize for her fabulous window.

Ellesmere Council Christmas Window Competition
1st Prize being presented to Mrs Mandy Kent, Rainbows Gift Shop by Mrs Karen Humphreys and
Town Mayor, Councillor Ian Ward.

Ellesmere Council Christmas Window Competition
2nd Prize Winner, Ismay Evans of Ismay’s Clothes Shop.

Congratulations to both winners and a huge thank you to all the local businesses that took part in making the town look special for this festive period.