Hull's Avenues transformed into advent calendar

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Image caption Ed Ullyart said he picked the design to mark the centenary of WW1

Artwork of the World War One Christmas truce football match is among window displays on streets that have become a giant advent calendar.

People in The Avenues, in Hull, light up a window each day in the run-up to Christmas.

Ed Ullyart's design depicts the moment British and German troops put down their arms and left their trenches to play football on Christmas Day in 1914.

Other design inspirations include Doctor Who and the Disney film Frozen.

The idea started in 2000 when it was suggested by a couple from Switzerland who had moved to the area.

Since then it has become an annual event with about 200 houses taking part over the years.

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Image caption A different window is unveiled every day from 1 to 24 December

Lesley Longworth, of Avenues and Pearson Park Residents' Association (APPRA), said: "It doesn't have to be a traditional illustration or a religious theme. One year we had a laser show and another house put an old fireplace in the window and decorated it with stockings.

"A lot of children join in too, so this year some of the younger ones have drawn images featuring the Doctor Who phone box."

Mrs Longworth said the pictures had proved popular on social media with the WW1 artwork receiving a large amount of interest.

Mr Ullyart said: "I love creating things. It's a fantastic community thing in The Avenues. We have a fantastic spirit here."

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