THE winner of Dunster’s Christmas Window Competition was revealed on Tuesday (December 29).

Woolly and Wild gift shop won with 53 per cent of the villagers votes.

Second place was awarded to The 5 Quarters and Parnham House Brides was given third.

Linda Bindon, who runs Woolly and Wild, created a Christmas car scene with winter woodland animals, toadstools and glitter.

“This year I wanted to create something magical to cheer everybody up after such a difficult year,” she said.

“Unfortunately not every visitor always finds his way to the Dunster Steep - especially if they have parked at the Dunster Castle car park.

“That’s why I feel it is important to have nice window decorations all year around.”

Somerset County Gazette: 2020 Dunster Christmas Window competition first place: Woolly and Wild.

Linda is also hoping the council will put up signs up to guide visitors from the High Street to the Dunster Steep’s shops and the Exmoor National Park Centre.

This years’ competition was organised by photographer Nina Dodd, who owns Dunster Living, and Lucy Green, who owns Oval Cottage.

“One of the great things about the contest is that it can be done easily at a social distance and so we were able to carry on the tradition as it started,” they said.

“We are so grateful that so many traders took part and enabled us to arrange this festive, yet socially distanced, entertainment for the locals and visitors.

“If all goes well, we are hoping in 2021 to extend the event and invite all the residents of the village to take part in the competition.

“The village is full of lovely Christmas displays and this way more people will get to see them.”

The annual festive competition was arranged for the first time in 2019.

This year 24 traders took part in the Christmas Window Competition.

Somerset County Gazette: Dunster Christmas Window competition 2020 third place: Parham House Brides