Alok Sharma, Member of Parliament for Reading West, last Saturday visited Theale Christmas market to judge the impressive array of ‘Pantomime’ theme Christmas windows and present the coveted ‘Best Christmas Window’ shield to the winner.
Mr Sharma was delighted to visit Theale’s popular Christmas Fair and see the numerous stalls of the Christmas Market lining the High Street. The fair featured a Santa’s Grotto where children could go and visit Father Christmas and his helpers.
The local Holy Trinity Church organised a Nativity Play performed by local children which included real donkeys!
Mr Sharma was honoured to judge the Christmas window competition together with his co-judge Liz Husbands, senior library assistant at Theale Library. All shops, businesses and homes on Theale High Street can enter the competition. The theme this year was pantomime and the competition was tough with a high standard of entries.
Alok Sharma said: “I was delighted to judge the Christmas Window Competition on Theale High Street and my huge congratulations to the winner ‘The Cutting Room’ and the runner up ‘La Baguetterie’ which both have lovely displays. Theale Christmas Fair is a fantastic start to the festive season. Thank you so much to Theale Parish Council for organising this wonderful day out.”
Becky Williams, Chairman of Theale Parish Council said: “Once again it was a great pleasure to have the support of our local MP Alok Sharma to attend this year’s event and carry out the judging of the Window Competition. A great time was enjoyed by all”.