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In pictures: Walking in a window wonderland in Waterbeach





Waterbeach villagers have put on a show of festive spirit by creating their own Advent calendar of window displays.

Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425948)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425948)

Residents have joined in – decorate a street-facing window in their house according to one of the days of Advent – creating a Christmassy trail throughout the village.

There is even a Waterbeach Advent Windows trail map posted on Facebook so anyone can wander around the village spotting all the festive sights.

Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425955)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425955)

Waterbeach resident Jude Sutton, who helped to organise the trail, said: “This is the second year we’ve had the trail.

“The first one happened at the tail end of lockdown when Jane Williams and I organised it because we really needed it then to give everyone a boost. Last year it gave some families who decided to print off the trail map a chance to have a walk around the village but with a purpose.

Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425953)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425953)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425956)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425956)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425951)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425951)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425952)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425952)

“This year the take up of people decorating their windows has been brilliant, and it has been easy to get 25 people to cover the 25 days – in fact we have more than that with some dates doubled up. The idea is just to spread a bit of festive joy around the village.”

The first 12 windows are decorated as the 12 days of Christmas - including maids milking, swans swimming and five gold rings, and the rest have festive scenes including Father Christmas in a chimney, Christmas trees and snowmen,

Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425947)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425947)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425949)
Waterbeach Advent windows. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61425949)

Jude said: “We told people to get creative, maybe even cryptic and spread the festive magic. People have outdone themselves this time and the windows look wonderful.”



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