With less than two weeks to go before he switching-on of Wellington’s Christmas lights on Saturday 2 December, a number of the town’s independent retailers are already bringing the magic of the season to the town centre in their window displays.
The window of Odette’s Tea Room in the High Street is a lyrical interpretation of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ with a huge advent calendar in the shape of a sleigh and, opposite, Pepperpot’s twinkly hanging stars add to sense of bygone days which are the shop’s charm.
Perry’s in Mantle Street makes the most of windows of domestic items lit with cascades of light and displays of bright red cyclamens in the shopfront. The Emporium Somerset always sets high standards in window dressing and the 50 small shops inside offer a wide range of items for presents and decoration.
South Street’s Cheese and Wine Shop gives a sense of Christmas past every year with its bay windows and this year the window is filled with a menagerie of animals and gift displays and next door, Frame of Mind’s window presents decorative and gift ideas in its display.
Wellington shoppers are fortunate to have a vibrant town centre with independent traders adding charm and colour to the streets at a special time of the year.