The final judging of the Lydd in Lights competition to find the best display of Christmas festive lights decorating the homes in the Parish of Lydd took place on the evening of 9th December 2019. Councillors Clive Goddard, Bob and Mrs Jean Jones and the Town Clerk, drove around the Parish for to view the Christmas lights on the residents’ properties. This is the seventh year that the competition in the present format has been held and the judging is an enjoyable but difficult task.
There were some fantastic displays as so many people had put in a great effort to make their homes look festive for the Christmas season and the standard was so high this year it was even more difficult to choose the winners.
A special presentation evening was held on Monday 16th December 2019 at the Guild Hall in Lydd to which the winners were invited to receive their certificates and vouchers to spend locally.
Highly Commended prizes of £10 vouchers were awarded to 71 and 81 Copperfields, 3 Megan Close and 49 Lade Fort Crescent.
The third prize winners were 93 Leonard Road and Rook Cottage High Street who each received £25 vouchers.
Second prizes of £30 vouchers were awarded to 68 Lade Fort Crescent and 7 Samuel Mews.
First prizes for the property at the Coast was 60 Lade Fort Crescent and the Town 58 Sycamore Close who each received £40 vouchers.
The Mayor of Lydd, Cllr Graham Snell presented the overall winner a £50 voucher for Lydd Butchers to 70 Coast Drive– this was the display which impressed the judges the most. This property has been a regular winner over the years and Cllr Goddard said that they had become the legends of the competition.