A Heanor family’s efforts at decorating their house with Diamond Jubilee bunting was rewarded with a prize hamper after they won a competition for the town’s best dressed home.
Heanor Traders’ Association launched the competition over the long celebration weekend to find the town’s finest example of patriotic pride.
And the Sweet family’s house on Gladstone Street, complete with flags and even inflatables was considered the best by judges.
Traders’ association member Angie Painter, who owns Highlife kitchens on Ray Street judged the event.
She said: “We were on the look-out for the most patriotic looking house, but something that was not over the top and still tasteful.
“It was just nice to see people get in the spirit and get away from the economic doom and gloom!”
Kerry Sweet, 40, a purchaser for a manufacturing company, said she was thrilled to received the traders’ hamper , which contained an item from all of the association’s members and includedwine, Champagne, pickles and more. She said: “We decorated the house because of a mixture between the jubilee and the football being on.
“My kids have been doing about it at school. We did it for the children really.”
Kerry said she was not aware the competition was on when she won and only found out through her cousin. Kerry, who lives with husband Lloyd, brother Shane and her children Shannon and Billy, continued: “If I had have known there was a competition on I would have really gone to town!”