Revealed: Hinckley’s best dressed Halloween shopfront

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 31 October 2020

BRAMBLES Vintage Interiors have been revealed as the winners of the ‘Best Dressed Halloween Shop Window’ competition, an annual Halloween competition held by Hinckley BID.

Brambles winning shopfront (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

The annual event, held by Hinckley’s Business Improvement District (Hinckley BID) has become synonymous with Halloween in the area and gives shopkeepers the opportunity to showcase their ‘spooktacular’ and creepy Halloween decorations to their customers.

Brambles Vintage Interiors, a furniture and interior retailer, won the competition this year – an independent retailer who are based inside of the Regent Court shopping complex, located on The Borough.

Bosses at the BID were impressed with their ‘life-size’ mummy which they though was a very impressive creation.

Brambles faced many competitors who were all after the coveted first place spot, but the runners-up were only narrowed down to six in total.

All six retailers who were named as runners-up in the competition were awarded with a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate each.

Listed: The runners-up

The six runners up in the competition were:

  • Scrivins & Co., an estate agents on Castle Street
  • Swinfen Catering Meats, a butchers on Castle Street
  • The Cosy Café, a café on Castle Street
  • Creative Blooms, a student-led floristry team on Bond Street
  • Hair Stop, a hairdressers and hair stylists on New Buildings
  • Curiosity Boutique, a gothic apparel store in Regent Court

Brambles comment on winning competition

The competition winners, Brambles Interior Designers, took to social media to issue a statement on winning the competition. They said: “Brambles has only gone and won the Best Halloween Window Competition!

“Mike, the Mummy decoration, and I are very happy indeed, though Mike hasn’t said a great deal. I’m sure he’s chuffed with his modelling skills! Thanks to Garry and Amy Jones for being wrapped up to create Mike.”

Hinckley BID Director comments

Steve Wegerif, Director of Hinckley BID, said: “Even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, Hinckley businesses entered into the spirit of Halloween.

“We are grateful to each and every one who took the time and trouble to enter. To us, they are all winners.”

Look: Runners-up shopfronts

Below is a gallery of all of the six runners-up’s shopfronts.

Scrivins & Co

Scrivins were visited by one passer-by presumably looking for a haunted house (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

Swinfen Catering Meats

Swinfen Catering Meats had a dead scary customer outside of their butchers (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

The Cosy Café

The Cosy Café had many caution banners up in their café windows (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

Creative Blooms

A wide array of pumpkins were in Creative Blooms’ display (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

Hair Stop

Two black cats were watching town-goers walk on by in Hair Stop’s window (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

Curiosity Boutique

A vampire and witch outside of Curiosity Boutique (Supplied by Hinckley Bid to the Hinckley Free Press)

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