Country Vision Opticians wins Framlingham’s festive window competition after judges praise its humorous display

Hattie Hopkins and Freddy Legg judging the best Christmas window in Framlingham.

Hattie Hopkins and Freddy Legg judging the best Christmas window in Framlingham. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Organisers of a Suffolk town’s “festive window competition” say this year’s success has confirmed its future as an annual Christmas event.

Country Vision Opticians was yesterday crowned winner in the Framlingham Business Association (FBA) competition after judging from Hattie Hopkins and Freddy Legg, head students at Thomas Mills High School in the town.

FBA member Jenny Stockman praised the judges for taking their role “very seriously” and said the competition had made a “real difference” in the town’s festive appeal, ahead of today’s Christmas Fanfare in the regular Saturday market.

She said Hattie praised the town’s shops for offering “just about everything you need” while Freddy had commented on what a tough decision the judging had been.

The 14 entries in the competition were judged on their engaging theme, aesthetic appeal and attraction to shoppers, with Country Vision winning particular praise for its humorous display.

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“It’s confirmed that this absolutely has to be an annual event,” she added.

James Underwood, of Country Vision was said to be “delighted” with his victory.

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Runners up were Ruby Tyger and Olivie Studio.

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