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outdoor events, I devised a modest art trail where people decorated their windows on a theme –‘Angels’. I dropped flyers through doors, encouraging people to think of decorating their windows as just an extension of their usual Christmas displays. The trail was for fun, taking part being the only important aspect. Our paper shop kindly inserted our flyers in their weekend deliveries, together with snippets in the Parish Newsletter and Sussex Express, slowly the message spread.


Herstmonceux Primary School, The Village Information Centre and The Wild Orchid Florists took the plunge and decorated their windows first. Collage angels flew across vast windows whilst the floral Angel made the trail a talking point. The Herstmonceux Christmas Art Trail was born. Throughout December the trail became the focus of village chatter. One customer brought in her angel stencil for others to borrow. Myriad stories unfolded including a quilting circle and various events


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