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Bonmarche celebrates success after winning Spalding Flower Parade window dressing competition





Staff at a town business are thrilled and excited after winning a window dressing competition second year running.

The team at the women's clothing shop, Bonmarche on Bridge Street in Spalding, were presented with a rosette on Monday (May 20) by Spalding Flower Queen, Becs Roberts.

Leading up to Spalding Flower Parade, businesses around the town were encouraged to get involved by dressing up their shop windows in a movie-style theme.

Bon Marche created a Wizard of Oz inspired design to celebrate Spalding Flower Parade
Bon Marche created a Wizard of Oz inspired design to celebrate Spalding Flower Parade

Bonmarche chose to create a Wizard of Oz inspired design.

Trudy Herd, who is the supervisor at Bonmarche, said: “After a lot of planning, we had a discussion as a team and different colleagues suggested different ideas. In the end we decided on the Wizard of Oz.

“We picked different bits out from the book and film and chose to do little segments in order to cover the whole theme. Everything was homemade and was knitted, crochet, felted and quilted and it was a team effort.

“There was a lot of time, effort and hard work which went into making it and we’re all very excited and pleased – well done to the whole team.”

The Bon Marche team put in a lot of effort to their window display
The Bon Marche team put in a lot of effort to their window display
Bon Marche wins the Spalding Flower Parade shop window display competition with their Wizard of Oz competition
Bon Marche wins the Spalding Flower Parade shop window display competition with their Wizard of Oz competition
Bon Marche decorated their shop window with a Wizard of Oz theme
Bon Marche decorated their shop window with a Wizard of Oz theme

The window display included well-known characters, Dorothy, Tin Man, the Lion, Scarecrow, and witches – who were dressed in hand made outfits and surrounded by Dorothy’s shoes, poppy fields and a tornado.

Reporter, Jenny Beake from this website was invited by organiser Stephen Timewell to choose the winning window displays, and awarded Bonmarche first place.

Trudy added: “We wanted to join in with the parade and play a part in it by decorating our window. The event was nice for the town and there was a lovely community spirit.

The Spalding store won for the second time
The Spalding store won for the second time

“We are absolutely thrilled to have won it for the second year running and the Flower Queen told my colleagues that she was thrilled and thought we had made a great effort and she thought it was a lovely window.”

The handmade rosette was engraved and donated by Ros Rosettes of Spalding.



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