IT’S TWELFTH NIGHT – AND PENARTH’S ‘CRISSY DECS’ ARE COMING DOWN

Taking down the decs . A Penarth Town Council team makes sure the decorations down outstay their welcome and are removed by 12th Night

Taking down the decs . A Penarth Town Council team makes sure the decorations don’t outstay their welcome and are removed by Twelfth Night – which is tonight.

It’s the job everyone hates – but it’s got to be done – and today Penarth Council workmen were busy removing all the Christmas decorations from the three trees on the Clock Roundabout .

It has to be said that the innovative  triple Christmas-tree layout on the roundabout has been a resounding success – and has been much admired by residents and visitors alike – a great improvement on the old scary big single tree of previous Christmasses which –  year after year  – appeared to lean dangerously out of perpendicular.

The decorations come off one by one. Whilst the ladder's in place the team might also want to adjust the Town Clock one face of which is out of kilter with the rest

The decorations come off one by one. Whilst the ladder’s in place the team might also want to adjust the Town Clock one face of which is out of kilter with the rest

The standard of tree-decoration and lighting – carried out by Hamptons this time –  has also been far better than that of previous years. No doubt this will now become the format for Christmas 2017 .

The taking down the Christmas decorations is – by tradition – supposed to happen by Twelfth Night  – but last year there was much criticism of Penarth Town Council’s tardiness in taking down the Christmas lights and the fact that the Christmas Tree wasn’t removed until January 28th 2016. This year things have seemed much slicker and better organised .

 

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4 Responses to IT’S TWELFTH NIGHT – AND PENARTH’S ‘CRISSY DECS’ ARE COMING DOWN

  1. Jillabong says:

    Well done the Hampton’s boys. What an asset they are to our community. Another job well done.

  2. Charlie says:

    What I commend was the use of coloured fairy lights and not the all-white lights which riff-raff think are ‘stylish’. Anyone smart knows multi-coloured – as used to be on the prom – is the traditional,not-to-be-beaten classic. It quite ruined my Christmas walking down the likes of Plymouth Road etc seeing all-white lights where the arrivistes have moved in.

    • Peter Church says:

      Coloured lights :-O
      You bloody modernist you, with your newfangled Edison contraptions!!
      Candles for me every time and not the paraffin ones either, good ole tallow for that warm yellow smelly glow.

    • Lindsay says:

      Sorry your Christmas was so easily ruined Charlie. Thanks to the town council and the Hampton’s people for a good effort. Decorations gone already, it only seems like yesterday that the malcontents were moaning about a few minor teething problems with the Christmas lights.

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