Shops help celebrate Garstang’s 200th show

Liz Mcevoy and Chris Walker with the Hamlets display for the Garstang Show's Shop Window contest
Liz Mcevoy and Chris Walker with the Hamlets display for the Garstang Show's Shop Window contest

The whole town got in on the act of celebrating Garstang Show’s 200th anniversary – with some very special shop windows.

To mark the 200th show this weekend, businesses in the town created special window displays with a show theme.

Tom Ingham, Anne Bibby and Barbara Crangle with the Croston House display for the Garstang Show's Shop Window contest

Tom Ingham, Anne Bibby and Barbara Crangle with the Croston House display for the Garstang Show's Shop Window contest

There were some truly immaginative displays, and the Garstang Show committee is offering a prize for the best window display.

Among the businesses that took part were Hamlets butchers on Church Street, the Bombshell Betty Boutique, Garstang Fine Art, Sweets on the High Street, hardware store Nicksons and two charity shops; Croston House and Save the Children.

Bombshell Betty manager Naomi Walker said: “Our window display is to showcase the different elements of the show.

“A lot of people think it’s just about cattle, but you can showcase flowers and handicraft. We made a dress and jacket out of potato sacks to showcase creativity and also to showcase local potatoes.

It’s all about celebrating 200 years and to let people know it’s a fantastic place to go to

Bombshell Betty manager Naomi Walker

“We also made a dress with flowers to show there is a handicraft section about flowers.

“We also told the history of the show in the window.

“And we’ve got a life-size cow for the cattle part of the show. “It’s all about celebrating 200 years and to let people know it’s a fantastic place to go to.”

The winner will be announced later this week.