Suffolk

Framlingham homes advent calendar created in Double Street

Double Street, Framlingham Image copyright Gill Knights
Image caption Gill Knights on Double Street where the first window was "opened" on 1 December

Residents of one street in Suffolk have used the windows on their houses to create a giant advent calendar.

Nineteen houses have created 24 displays on Double Street, Framlingham.

The project has been raising money for the Crisis At Christmas charity for homeless people.

Gill Knights, one of the organisers, said: "It's gone really well, no-one's needed to be reminded, fussed about which day they've got - they've just gone and done it."

Image copyright Syd Sykes
Image caption The display at Diane Legg's house is illuminated after dark
Image copyright Syd sykes
Image caption Chris Sampson's fairies and Iris Rhodes's cat and display

The organisers said £60 had been raised for the charity.

"Some people were hesitant as they were worried about what was required, but became more confident when they realised they just needed to put some decorations up, ideally with lights," said Ms Knights.

Image copyright Syd Sykes
Image caption Gill Knights traditional festive display and Syd Sykes's Peace and Joy artwork

"All the windows are close together and it is a lovely curved street with many different styles of houses - ours being the newest having been built in 1912.

"Somebody did say how lovely it was, because we talk to each other a lot more."

Image caption Organiser Gill Knights put the 24 December nativity display in her porch with the collection tin on the pavement

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