Businesses from four towns in Denbighshire, Prestatyn, Rhuddlan, Denbigh and Ruthin took part in Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych’s annual shop window competition to mark St David’s Day celebrations.

Celebrating our national patron saint by decorating shop windows gives businesses the opportunity to engage with customers and give real status to this important national event.

“We are very pleased to see support from a number of businesses who realise the commercial value of using the Welsh language and culture within their businesses,” explains Iorwen Jones from Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych.

“Organising this event shows our support to local independent businesses who work hard to attract customers and promote their products in various ways, including giving the Welsh language and Wales its due place.

“We are grateful to all of the businesses that engaged with us through the competition, by showing great creativity, products and vibrancy in their shop windows. It’s great to see so many businesses wanting to promote their Welshness within Denbighshire towns.”

Menter Iaith, a charity organisation, is grateful for all the support of its partners, as they work to promote the use of the Welsh language in people’s everyday lives. This year Ruthin, Denbigh, Prestatyn and Rhuddlan Town Councils were partners in the competition supporting the activities in their respective towns.

The Town Mayors judged the shop windows in each of the four high streets with prizes being given to the three top businesses in each town. The judges scored points for creativity, use of the Welsh language, references to St David and Welsh culture, as part of their role. 



  1. Lovingly Made by Lyn
  2. Siop Children’s Society
  3. Amazing Dogs


1.   Wish

2.   Hazel Court

3.   Rejuva


1.   Sewing Room

2.   Williams Estates

3.   The Garden Den


  1. Monopoly
  2. Reebees
  3. Fferyllfa Royles

Photographs of all participating windows can be seen on Menter Iaith’s facebook page.