Ilkeston - Christmas Comes To South Street
w/e 10 December 2023
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300.

There have been a lot of dark, dreary, damp days recently but the shopkeepers and traders throughout the town have been doing their best to brighten the atmosphere.

South Street

Not least amongst the traders are those on South Street where most of them have decorated their premises in the lead up to Christmas. The sign for "South Street" seen here is on the corner of the library.
Discount Chain Store

Opposite that sign is one of the festive windows at the Ilkeston Discount Chain Store, one of a number of businesses that occupy the old Co-Op building.

We'll start this look at South Street though at the other end, where Earls have a tree in each window, and then work our way back towards the Market Place.
Spanish Bar

The Spanish Bar is bedecked with twinkling lights and three trees.


Moores flower shop has a selection of wreathes for sale as well as the usual array of flowers.
Wedding Boutique

The Wedding Boutique and The Suit Lounge have two windows beautifully decorated with a Christmas theme and this one suggests a white wedding whether it's a white Christmas or not.

And if you have a sweet tooth, Cocoa's across the road from The Wedding Boutique is sure to satisfy your appetite with a selection of chocolate and also many other gifts and cards.

A little further along the street Thorpes windows will attract many younger members of the population with a large display of toys and games that they will be hoping to grace their Christmas stockings.

Back on the other side of the road is the Lighthouse Charity Shop which also has a selection of well-loved toys and many other items suitable as Christmas gifts.

And opposite is another charity shop, this one supporting Treetops Hospice, where their window display features not only a tree but also a wintry scene with penguins and polar bears. There are of course more premises on South Street which are decorated but these images give just a flavour of the festive season.

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