Hobbs takes window prize

Lisa Alford from Hobbs with Rachel Cochrane and Penni Blythe-Jones from the Emily Wilding Davison Committee who judged the displays.
Lisa Alford from Hobbs with Rachel Cochrane and Penni Blythe-Jones from the Emily Wilding Davison Committee who judged the displays.
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WOMEN’S clothing store Hobbs has come top in the Suffragette fashion stakes.

The outlet has won the Sanderson Arcade competition for the best window display based on a Suffragette theme.

Stores throughout the Morpeth centre took part in the contest, using artwork, sculpture and bunting to show their support for events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Northumberland women’s rights campaigner Emily Wilding Davison.

Judges Rachel Cochrane and Penni Blythe-Jones, of the Emily Inspires team, picked Hobbs as the winner after it added corsages to its mannequins, put up bunting and displayed outfits in the Suffragette purple, white and green colours.

Sanderson Arcade Manager Medi Parry said: “This has been a huge event for the town and we all wanted to get involved.

“We had some fantastic artwork by some of the town’s school pupils installed earlier this month and the shops also wanted to dress their windows in the Suffragette theme. Hobbs did a great job with its window display.

“It’s been lovely to be a part of such an important event for the town and we’ve had some lovely comments from our visitors about the artwork and window dressing.”

Advanced Nutrition won second prize, with Frank Bird Menswear in third place.