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Gloucester's Christmas jumper sell-out success

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

  • JOLLY: Paul James.

  • SMART: Two year old Noah Churchill, from Kingsway. Right: Will Wood, rugby writer for The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo.

  • CUTE: Jessica Lyford, Freya Jenkins, Edward Mitchell, Amelia Lawrence and Myla Alexander in their Christmas outfits.

  • SNAP HAPPY: Andy Ling.

  • HATS THE WAY: The Citizen's receptionists Kate Smith and Kelly Lee.

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CHRISTMAS jumpers are selling like hot cakes in Gloucester.

People are clamouring for any festive looking gear as shops sell out of jumpers and onesies adorned with snowmen and Christmas trees.

Gail Edwards, from the Salvation Army charity shop, in The Oxebode, said: "We have lots of people looking for Christmas jumpers.

"We no sooner put them out on the shelf and they are gone. In the last couple of years they have become incredibly popular.

"Just a few years ago men would turn their noses at them but I think people seeing them being worn on TV has helped to give the Christmas jumper a bit of a revival.

"I'm an 80s girl and I remember they were worn a lot then."

A worker at Primark, in Eastgate Street, said: "We sold out of Christmas jumpers and onesies ages ago."

The Citizen's readers have been sending in their festive pictures.

Andy Ling, from Highnam, slipped into his 'Merry Christmas' jumper, while Gloucester City Council leader Paul James sported his own.

Citizen staff even got involved. Receptionists Kate Smith and Kelly Lee and reporter Mike Wilkinson donned Santa hats while rugby reporter Will Wood sported festive knitwear.

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