TECHNOTYPE in King Street beat off some stiff competition to seal top prize in a Royal May Day window dressing competition.

The town’s retailers and businesses spent the run up to the 150th Royal May Day creating themed window displays – each with a crown at its heart.

It was all for a competition organised by the Knutsford Heritage Centre, as part of its Crowning Glory celebration of the town’s big day.

The competition was judged by centre volunteer Diane Lomax and Guardian news editor James Wilson.

Technotype clinched first prize, while Knutsford Bloom came second and Clare and Illingworth and Mannings shared third place.

Diane said: “There were lots of wonderful windows and choosing an overall winner was a difficult task.

“Technotype’s display completely filled the window which uniquely extended to outside the shop which with an attractive Maypole above the shop window.

It also featured Jasmine, as May Queen 2014 as well as Elizabeth Dean from 1956.

“Other winners also incorporated their shop theme into the display or included special elements within their displays, such as press coverage from their chosen year.”