Remembering World War 1

PughsBishop’s Castle shops were invited by the 2014 Carnival Committee to create a display marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

In centre place at the butcher Andrew Pugh’s display is this photograph of his uncle Ernest Pugh, killed age 23 in the last year of the war.

The Carnival Committee invited Rosa James and Drusilla Cole to judge a competition of the displays. Rosa said,  “Altogether there were 19 traders in Bishops Castle who took the time to research and find some interesting and striking material for their displays.

“Some of the windows were very moving, and included some original local documents. We felt that a lot of care and creativity had gone into this competition”.

1st: Medlicott Snows

2nd: Dudley Building Society

3rd: Buttercup

Highly commended: Pughs, Halls, Arts and Artisan Books.


Window displays are difficult to photograph because of reflection. They are much more interesting in real life!

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  1. Karen Bavastock
    July 2, 2014 at 16:15

    This tradition is fabulous. During research for the carnival history books I have written I found mention in 1937 of this competition and the 50’s also. It is great to think that shop owners in town are carrying on with those traditions for people to enjoy now and, I hope, in the future.

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