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Xmas poster in June
24/52 for the group 2016 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: X is for X-Factor

Only a few more shopping days to Xmas! We were completely baffled by the poster when we saw it, but I've at last got around to searching for the explanation. Because last Christmas in Hebden Bridge was somewhat spoilt by the horrendous floods, they are celebrating an alternative Christmas in June. I think the whole town definitely has the X-Factor!

So well done Hebden Bridge for thinking of a novel way to celebrate both getting back on your feet after such a disaster and enjoying all the Christmas goodies you missed out on last winter.

Xmas poster in June

Father Christmas in June
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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 22nd, 2016 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
How interesting! I know here some celebrate Christmas in July, maybe the idea was from this.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 22nd, 2016 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Until I googled, I thought it was just an eccentric idea and perhaps a regular thing, but it's not. It's just a one off. The town suffered devastating floods at Christmas last year, so their Christmas was literally a washout.

plantmom From: plantmom Date: June 22nd, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ingenious!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 22nd, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, when I said "somewhat spoilt by the floods", that was a bit of classic British understatement. This is what happened to the centre of the town. The apartments where we stayed were on higher ground, so wouldn't have been affected.

plantmom From: plantmom Date: June 22nd, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my Lord, that's awful! So glad they've recovered.
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