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Winners announced for Dereham Peace Day window display competition

PUBLISHED: 10:51 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:01 19 July 2019

Staff at Tony Perkins in Dereham. The shop's display was a joint winner in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

Staff at Tony Perkins in Dereham. The shop's display was a joint winner in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

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A butcher's shop and hair and beauty salon have shared top honours in a competition to find the best Dereham Peace Day decorated window display.

Staff at George's On The High Street in Dereham. Their window display was one of the joint winners in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChaseStaff at George's On The High Street in Dereham. Their window display was one of the joint winners in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

A total of 34 shops, businesses and pubs took part and judges were hugely impressed with the standard of entries and the effort put in.

Family heirlooms, wartime memorabilia, old pictures and bunting were among the items used in displays.

Part of the George's On The High Street display, which was one of the joint winners in the Dereham Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChasePart of the George's On The High Street display, which was one of the joint winners in the Dereham Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

Peace Day committee chairman Judy Rogers said: "We were bowled over by the quality of work and the creativity shown. It was absolutely brilliant."

The joint winners were Tony Perkins in Norwich Street and George's On The High Street.

Harris Hardware in Dereham Market Place, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChaseHarris Hardware in Dereham Market Place, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

Both had used a wide range of items from the period to decorate their windows and staff had dressed up in costumes on the day of judging.

Judges gave highly commended mentions to Harris Hardware in the Market Place, Costa in Nelson Place, PACT Animal Sanctuary shop in Norwich Street and I Care in the Market Place.

PACT in Norwich Street, Dereham , which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChasePACT in Norwich Street, Dereham , which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

PACT in Norwich Street, Dereham, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChasePACT in Norwich Street, Dereham, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

Costa in Nelson Place in Dereham, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChaseCosta in Nelson Place in Dereham, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

I Care in Dereham Market Place, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie ChaseI Care in Dereham Market Place, which was one of the highly commended displays in the Peace Day competition. Picture: Julie Chase

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