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Did you know?

  • The first day of winter 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere will be on Friday 21st December, and the last day of winter will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019.

  • In Stockport, at Christmas, we have 423 pole mounted festive motifs, 37 cut Christmas trees, 26 live Christmas trees, over 40,000 individual pea lights and festive displays in over separate 24 locations borough-wide.

  • The winter of 1963 is one of the coldest on record where temperatures consistently reached lower than -20°C. On the 29th and 30th December, a blizzard struck the UK with snow reaching up to 6 metres deep.

  • The word ‘winter’ comes from the Germanic word ‘wintar’ which comes from the root ‘wed’ meaning ‘wet’ or ‘water’.