The winners for a much-loved festive competition in West Dorset have been announced.

Bridport’s 2023 Christmas Cheer Best Dressed Christmas window as voted by the general public was T Snookes Hatters and Outfitters on West Street.

Snookes also won the trophy last year.

The runners-up of the competition were Higos on East Street and the RSPCA on West Street.

Hundreds of votes were received giving special recognition and thanks to all the retailers who helped to give a ‘real festive feel to the town.’

Mayor of Bridport, David Bolwell, presented the trophy to the Snookettes; Sue Outhwait and Lisa Sporne.

Sue said: “We are very proud and excited to have won the trophy again. We always put a lot of thought and effort into our window displays, and it is wonderful to know that the community appreciates it.”

Each month Sue designs a window display to fit in with the time of the year, with each taking around two days to design and display.   

As a result the window has become a monthly ‘must go to see’ in the town.  

On the day the mayor visited to present the award, Sue was busy with her Valentine’s display for February; a passer-by stopped to take a look at what she was doing and said that he would be going back to tell his wife so they could come in to town especially to take a photo of the window to send to their family and friends in Gloucester.