A very decorative British Christmas

  • By Simon Barnett

 

 

Decorative peacock inspired lights line the streets on London over the winter holiday season.

Decorative peacock inspired lights line the streets of London over the winter holiday season.

Edinburgh's impressive lights only marred by the tacky advertising,

Edinburgh’s impressive lights only marred by the tacky advertising,

North Staffordshire's somewhat pitiful contribution

North Staffordshire’s somewhat pitiful contribution

 

Whilst 2015 was an impressive year for the efforts and contributions of designers and councils across the UK towards the internationally renown winter holidays’ light displays, not all UK councils were quite as full of festive cheer.

London saw impressive themed light displays lining the streets right out to the suburbs. Edinburgh’s outstanding contribution was only let down by the untasteful advertising incorporated into the displays.

The Midland’s saw the country’s most pitiful contribution however; the northern city of Stoke-on-Trent and it’s sister-town Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s central display consisted of a half lit, miniature, artificial tree surrounded by steel barriers and council vans out side the abandoned town hall which now serves as one of the city’s mind-blowingly numerous police stations.


 

S.Barnett@theinternational.org.uk