Gloucester City has been festooned with red, white and blue this weekend in celebration of the Coronations of HRH King Charles and Queen Camilla.

Many shops and premises got in on the action and made the city streets an extra special delight!

Over 23 entered the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) competition to find the ‘Best Dressed Window’ in the lead up to the Coronation. The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Gloucester, Councillor Howard Hyman, was given the task to judge them all, which was no mean feat!

He commented, “The time and effort given to decorating the premises was very apparent and there were so many fantastic entries. It was very difficult to choose. Eventually, after much deliberation, somebody had to win. It was very close!”

The overall winner with an amazing collection of antiques, plus a wonderful crochet centre piece, was Gloucester Antiques Centre on Westgate Street. Pictured is Denzil, who works at the shop and has been an antiques dealer for over 30 years, receiving the winner’s certificate on behalf of the owners, Min and Mick.

The two runner’s up, who had extremely well laid out windows and made great use of the whole space, were Longfield Hospice Charity Shop on Northgate Street and G&W Furniture on Southgate Street.

Emily Gibbon, Manager at Gloucester BID, commented “It was fantastic seeing the city adorned in red, white and blue. Businesses made so much of an effort to enhance their curb appeal and make their windows stand out to be part of the celebrations.”

We would like to thank everyone who took part and helped make Gloucester City an extra special place to visit during the Coronation.

We have added a montage of all the wonderful entries on our social media accounts. Do check them out!

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