Future looking grim for lights
I SEE that the attack on Hanley's Christmas decorations has begun.
I fail to see how it can possibly cost £40,000 to put up Christmas decorations.
I've come up with my own estimated figures: £1,000 for a few sets of new lights and spare bulbs; £500 for Christmas trees, plus £500 for a cherry picker to put them up. So where's the other £38,000 gone? Is it three days' work for the contractor putting them up?
I'm confused, because half the lights are still in the trees from last year, plus the other decorations on lampposts, and the ones used in the air are the same from previous years.
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Eventually, Hanley will become a place to go for charity shops, pound shops, fast food and takeaways, money-lending shops and banks, as all the good quality shops are starting to disappear from the high street.
When this happens, people can kiss goodbye to their Christmas decorations forever; none of these sorts of businesses will pay for them. Plus, why is it an issue anyway? We've had decorations for years but there was hardly any money around in the early 1900s.