Judges love charity shop’s window style

Gold Award Winners  Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, councillor Susan Bagshaw and president of the Eastwood Historical Society, Jackie Greaves (far right) present Gold Award Winners The Salvation Army with their prize.
Gold Award Winners Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, councillor Susan Bagshaw and president of the Eastwood Historical Society, Jackie Greaves (far right) present Gold Award Winners The Salvation Army with their prize.

Three Eastwood Businesses are celebrating after being recognised in the DH Lawrence Festival of Culture shop window display contest

The Salvation Army charity shop, on Nottingham Road, took gold in the competition organised by Broxtowe Borough Council as part of the festival to celebrate the Eastwood-born writer’s 130th birthday.

Its shop-front decoration reflected this year’s competition theme of love, in honour of the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre becoming one of Nottinghamshire’s newest registration offices for weddings.

The award judges – Councillor Susan Bagshaw, Broxtowe mayor, and Jackie Greaves, Eastwood Historical Society president – praised the Salvation Army for its scenario, telling the story of Lawrence and his loves set around a dinner table with quotes and poems.

Veronica Stevens, from The Salvation Army, said: “The whole team thoroughly enjoyed doing it.

“It took two weeks of planning to get it as nostalgic as possible, collecting photographs and books and even finding poetry and quotes to go in the window.

“Some people also brought in their own things to go on display.

“We’re very chuffed to have won and very proud to display the winning certificate in the window.”

Also highly commended were Not Just Crafty, part of the DH Lawrence Craft Workshops, on Mansfield Road, which took silver for its decorative window display with a quiz.

Bamford’s Vintage Furniture, on Nottingham Road, won bronze for its display over two windows for ‘his and hers’ with fresh roses.