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Hallowe’en is coming

Hallowe’en items, including plastic pumpkins ‘with LED lights’, and ‘Hallowe’en garlands’ featuring pumpkins,  on sale at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Richmond-upon-Thames, southwest London, 19 September 2020.  Despite its the shop’s name, most of its merchandise  is produced in China and elsewhere in Asia.

Update 2023:  In 2023  Flying Tiger had Hallowe’en mercandise displayed in its window on 5 September, and at least one other shop in the town’s main street was selling Hallowe’en goods, while another had Hallowe’en window decorations.

Images: upper, 19 September 2020; lower, 5 September 2023.

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