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Ossett town Christmas market cancelled due to high winds caused by Storm Arwen

Ossett town hall and the few stalls on November 27

Stall holders were left disappointed as they missed out on valuable custom after Ossett’s Christmas market had to be cancelled due to high winds and a weather warning.

The market was due to be held in the town near Wakefield on Friday November 27 but owing to the forecast of high winds the majority of stalls were not able to attend.

Other festivities still went ahead including fairground rides, donkey rides and the lights on the local town hall.

Many locals felt saddened by the cancellation of the market but understood the risk of winds that could damage many stalls.

Local resident Grace Gower said: “It will be the first light switch-on in years I haven’t attended and with many stall owner friends I am sad they can’t make money on their busiest day of the year.”

The market was due to coincide with the official Christmas lights switch-on which also had to be scaled down. Many locals still attended the smaller event to visit watch the lights get switched on outside the town hall.

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