Village shop in Donington on Bain salutes the Queen’s birthday

Jenny Ward pictured with her special shop window display in Donington on Bain.
Jenny Ward pictured with her special shop window display in Donington on Bain.

The village shop in Donington on Bain has set up a special shop window to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Jenny Ward, who has run the shop for 43 years, is always keen to create window displays to mark special occasions.

In the past she has done displays to celebrate the Golden Jubilee, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte and when the Queen became the longest-reigning monarch last year.

Ms Ward said: “My window displays are popular with those who live in the village and many people passing through always stop to look.

“I am always awake at night, thinking what other window displays I can do.

“It’s like another job in itself, but I love doing them.”

Despite her long service in the shop, Ms Ward is not intending to retire any time soon. “I want to run the shop for as long as I phyiscally can,” she said. “ Like the Queen, I just keep going.”

Ms Ward sent off some photos of her window displays to the Queen, and received a letter back from Buckingham Palace.

It read: ‘Her Majesty was touched to learn of your support for the Royal Family, and the Queen was interested to see the special display to mark the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning Monarch in British history.’