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Visiting Fenwick’s window at Christmas

There is something quite magical happening right now in Newcastle and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at one city department store. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to Fenwick’s annual Christmas window display.

The traditional window themes have covered everything from nursery rhymes to fairytales and even pantos over the years. Taking a trip to see them was something I’d done every year as a child with my family and friends, so it went without saying that master C (and his dad) would have to see them too.

The first window was actually created back in 1971 (before I was born I might add) because the department store was looking for something new and exciting to attract families. Since then its displays have attracted scores of people of all ages who queue up to get a glimpse of the annual spectacle.

This year Fenwick’s window theme celebrates 150 years of visionary and children’s author, Beatrix Potter and the characters can be viewed leaping from the pages of her world-famous books. The extravagant display features detailed sets and moving animal figures accompanied by music.

I’ve no doubt young Cyrus went to sleep dreaming of his newfound furry friends, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. His dad probably did too. Top marks to Fenwick’s as always.

For a glimpse of previous years, click the BBC News link here. Don’t miss your chance to see this year’s spectacular display.


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