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Prizes for brightening up Torbay for the festive season

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

  • John Baggott and son Shay's garden in Paignton's Hartley Road

  • Simon Wills at Babbacombe Model Village

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THE lights have been turned off and the Torbay Winter Glitterland results declared.

This year saw a bumper crop of entries from people brightening up their homes and businesses.

The competition closed on Christmas Eve and all the entries have been looked at closely including head judge Marshall Ritchie.

Winners and runners-up will receive their prizes at the Grand Hotel in Torquay at a ceremony on Tuesday, January 8.

Best residential: Mr and Mrs J Baggott, of 24 Hartley Street, Paignton. Runner-up: Mr P Lamont, of Pear Tree House, Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay.

Most imaginative: Mr and Mrs Gowens, of Serenity, 34 Ilsham Road, Torquay. Runner-up: Mrs Sally Langdon, of 151 Northfield Lane, Brixham.

Best illuminated street: Marlborough Avenue, Wellswood, Torquay. Runner-up: Ilsham Road, Torquay.

Best illuminated commercial street: Paignton town centre. Runner-up: Torquay town centre.

Best illuminated commercial village street: St Marychurch. Runner-up: Reddenhill Road, Babbacombe, Torquay.

Best commercial business: Maritime Inn, Kings Street, Brixham. Runner-up: Prince of Orange, Barton Hill Road, Torquay.

Best retail shop (outdoor display): Hoopers, The Strand, Torquay. Runner-up: Fleet Walk, Torquay.

Best retail shop window, (Torquay): Hoopers. Runner-up: The Candle Shop, Fleet Walk, Torquay.

Best retail shop (Paignton): Mark Bushby, Hyde Road, Paignton. Runner-up: The Linen Cupboard, Hyde Road, Paignton.

Best external hotel: Palace Hotel, Esplanade, Paignton. Runner-up: Livermead House Hotel, Torquay.

Best internal hotel: The Grand Hotel, Torquay. Runner-up: Headland Hotel, Daddyhole Road, Torquay.

Super class: Paul and Jane Shephard, 1 Durleigh Road, Brixham. Runner-up: Mr Dickens and children, 4 Stanley Gardens, Paignton.

Best commercial attraction: Kents Cavern, Torquay. Runner-up: Babbacombe Model Village (Simon Wills, pictured) , Torquay.

Best eco-friendly lights: Brixham. Runner-up: Torquay harbour.

Best harbour display: Brixham Harbour. Runner-up: Torquay harbour.

Highly commended extras: Mr and Mrs Shires, 1 Marlborough Avenue, Wellswood, Torquay; John and Jill Owens, 3 Marlborough Avenue, Wellswood, Torquay.

Mr and Mrs C Shepard, 11 Marlborough Avenue, Torquay; Mr and Mrs C Hook, 13 Marlborough Avenue, Torquay; Mike and Kate Merrick, 15 Marlborough Avenue, Torquay.

Norma Ritchie, 10 Marlborough Avenue, Torquay; Mr and Mrs G Derbyshire, 20 Marlborough Avenue, Torquay; Mrs T Smith, The Pillars, Wellswood Avenue, Torquay; Mrs Amanda Wills, The Croft, Lower Warberry Road, Torquay.

Chris and Alison Rose, 60 Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay; Vickie and Chris Bodna, 78 Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay; David Harvey, Brook, Wellswood Avenue, Torquay.

Mr Evans, 93 Ilsham Road, Wellswood, Torquay; Peter Gregory, Eden Roc, Rock End, Torquay.

David Buckpitt, Torquay harbour office; Gordon Rowe Jewellers, 111 Union Street, Torquay; Richardson Hotels, Grosvenor Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay; Somerville Hotel, 515 Babbacombe Road, Torquay; Majestic Templestowe Hotel, Torquay.

Dawn and Martyn Grimes, 50 Westbourne Road, Torquay; Peter Webb, 8 Kendlewood Close, Paignton; Mandy and Chris, 39 Longstone Road, Paignton; Lincombe Hall Hotel, Meadfoot Road, Torquay.

Karen Leyland, Fancy That, St Marychurch Road, Torquay; Hanburys Fish and Chips, Babbacombe, Torquay; Angels tea shop, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay; Les Fleur, Torquay Road, Paignton; Palm Tree, Hyde Road, Paignton; Paignton Model Shop, Hyde Road, Paignton.

Trim and Tonic, Hyde Road, Paignton; Cancer Research, Crossways, Paignton; Torbay Bookshop, Torbay Road, Paignton; R47 Hair Salon, Torquay Road, Paignton; Bjoux B, Victoria Road, Paignton; 100% Health, Torbay Road, Paignton; Mainline, Torbay Road, Paignton.

Marine Hotel, Esplanade, Paignton; Howden Court Hotel, Croft Road, Torquay; Hotel Bonair, Esplanade, Paignton; Neil Smith and Kelly Gilbert, 10 Cleatlands Close, Paignton.

Hannah Smith, Puddleducks of Wellswood, 7 Ilsham Road, Torquay; The Pavilion, Torquay; Mrs B Bart, 11 Barton Drive, Paignton; Treds, Fleet Walk, Torquay.

Conroy Couch, Torquay; Oxfam, Torquay; PDSA, Torquay; Rowcroft, Torquay; BHS, Torquay; Animal, Torquay; Thorntons, Torquay; Ernest Jones, Torquay; Fizzy, Torquay, Lips, Torquay, Union Square, Torquay.

Inspired Rooms, Torquay; The Market Forum, Torquay; Milly Molly Mandy, Fleet Walk, Torquay; Edinburgh Wool, Torquay; Aroma Bella, Torquay; Body Shop, Torquay; Torquay Jewellers, Strand, Torquay.

Debenhams, Torquay; Triton Galleries, Torwood Street, Torquay; Holiday Homes and Cottages, Torquay; Aveda, Torquay; Quants Pharmacy, Torquay; Torbay Property Management, Victoria Parade, Torquay; Hannah’s Fish Bar, Torquay; Chandlers Chippy, Victoria Parade, Torquay; Haddon Galleries, Torquay; Burridges Cafe, Torquay; Quayside Gifts, Torquay.

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  • larkin11  |  January 25 2013, 6:32PM

    hi i wonder if any one can help me please trying to contact mr. david harvey of wellswood avenue torquay who rents flats they are in between Geeza,s barbers and the cake shop, and the sally army is on the corner of the same road, would really appreciate if anyone could give me a contact number for him as i moved area and lost his numbers. thank you very much if anyone could help me please. linda hutchinson. :-) :-) my number is 01503273425

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  • BuddytheElf  |  January 04 2013, 2:05PM

    Good work Mooresy84! The lights all over Paignton were great this year

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  • Mooresy84  |  January 04 2013, 1:52PM

    Chuffed to recieve highly commended after only our second year (although first year at the house in Longstone Road) Was nice that it was well recieved by our neighbours too :-)

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