A walk on the wild side

Over the last weekend evenings in January, in surprisingly good weather, visitors and residents were treated to the annual Chandos Neighbourhood Window Wanderland. 

Although a little quieter this year, there were some beautiful, imaginative and fun displays. The theme (optional) was animals, which was very creatively interpreted. There were lots of representations of wildlife from foxes, cats, squirrels, badgers, bats, blue tits and blackbirds to the more exotic parrots, safari animals and underwater scenes. There was a special commemorative farewell to Bristol Zoo; a celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit; a jolly teddy bears picnic – all bravely sitting out in the chilly evening with their other toy friends; Alice disappearing down her rabbit hole and even dinosaurs – who knew that we have a herd of dinosaurs in the area? Or visiting aliens? And in Lansdown Road, there were more pigs than you could imagine – flying pigs, pigs in space, pigs in blankets, piggies going to market, road hogs, and of course the three little pigs defending their homes from Mr Fox. Many of our local traders joined in with displays in their windows. 

Chandos Neighbourhood Association would like to thank everyone who joined in – we are aware how much effort goes into preparing these displays and we appreciate and admire every one from the simple strings of lights to the amazingly creative displays. We hope you enjoyed it too!

Fiona McVey