Best Dressed House Competition


A big thank you to everyone that entered the completion - there were 13 official entries but as the judges went around the village on Saturday afternoon it was great to see so many villagers had entered into the Jubilee spirit and had flags flying and the bunting up.

It was a hard job deciding on a winner – the standard was very high and the range of ideas and interpretations on the jubilee theme absolutely fantastic.  Congratulations Willaston residents you really are an imaginative and artistic bunch!!  A parade of patriotic pigs on Coppice Road, a replica beacon on Colleys Lane. We were welcomed by Union Jack door mats, and greeted on Cheerbrook Road by an entrant wearing the most amazing glasses whilst Kate and William observed the proceedings from the front window!  In Moorfields we were presented with a superbly planted red ,white and blue garden and on Wistaston Road we were instructed to “Stay calm and carry on” – sound advice in view of the adverse weather we all had to face on Sunday for the fete!!

The Queen and other Royals peeped out at us from windows and even plant pots and the Corgis were not left out of the proceedings – there were  flags, bunting and balloons galore and wonderful artwork on the home made posters and banners – a big thank you for all your hard work and effort in decorating Willaston for the Jubilee Celebrations.

.........And the winner – Rachel Lewis of 11 Circle Avenue. The Queen was sat on her lawn drinking tea from her Union Jack mug whilst the cardboard cut out Corgi waited obediently by her side. So much other detail including the red white and blue bouquet on the table, the celebration of 60 years, the front door flanked by crown wearing lions, and the house and windows being fully decked out with paperchains, flags, balloons and bunting.

Many thanks to The Willaston Community Opportunities Group (COG) for the donation of the £25 prize money.

Claire Coventry