One of the delights of Christmas shopping in Newcastle-on-Tyne has always been the wonderful window displays at Fenwick’s store. This year is no exception as they celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Beatrix Potter’s stories.
On a busy Saturday afternoon the queue to see them stretched all the way down Northumberland Street. As excited children were controlled by impatient parents, taped music deafened any normal conversation.
When the queue finally reached the windows parents pointed to the animals moving gracefully, above excerpts from their stories but I did wonder how many people really thought of Beatrix Potter and her wonderful tales or if they merely saw beautifully dressed toys in very attractive scenes - all part of their annual Christmas festivities.
|Tailor of Gloucester|