Christmas cheer abounded last weekend, as the Christmas windows competition judges looked at retailers’ displays in Nailsworth.

The guest judge was Dr Phil Hammond, who is a doctor well know for his campaigning and his columns in Private Eye. He brought his mum along to help with the judging, and together with Jonathan Duckworth, deputy mayor, they chose this year's best windows.

It was a difficult task and not being able to whittle it down to two best, in the end the judges gave an extra prize.

First was Hobbs House Bakery, with a Christmas scene fashioned from bread and cakes, and with a delightful dog enjoying a fireside nap.

Second was the Cotswold Dogs and Cats Home charity shop, with their meticulous choice of colour themed products in their three windows.

The additional winner was Williams Kitchen, with an innovative Christmas tree made from olive oil tins.

Finally the judges gave a special prize to Walkers The Bakers, for their fun characters made from buns and loaves.

Dr Hammond said: “I was inspired and moved by the effort and creativity put into such a wide range of window displays.

"It was very hard to choose but in the end I am very happy with the selections we made and very pleased to be invited.”