EVEN more large stores, market places, railway stations, and main squares are this year making a Crib the centre of their Christmas display. 'Hs Al 1.2 While there are rare reports of the Crib being rejected, as in the case of Trafalgar Square, London, other stories come to show that town councils and other bodies are welconiing the chance to " put Christ back into Christmas."
Posters distributed through the Christmas Poster Campaign are now up on hoardings in many parts of the country and in many places abroad.
In Leeds, members of the Grail have organised a mobile crib which, mounted on a lorry, accompanied by the,. Leeds Catholic Choir, and escorted by torchbearers, will tour the city.
in Ilford, Essex, a Crib will stand for the first time on the steps of the town halt. Mr. Owen Waters, a Catholic councillor, has won approval after some Opposition.
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A large Crib is to be put up in the City and Central Railway Stations in Leeds.
A large provision store hi Nottingham is giving over a complete window for a Crib, and the main panel on the front of the Co-operative stores is devoled to the journey of the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem.
In Halifax. where last week the markets and parks committee refused permission for a Crib to he erected beside the Municipal Christmas-tree, strong local opposition has brought a revision of ideas and the Crib will now be put up.
Knights of St. Columba in Croydon, Surrey, have arranged for a Crib of near life size figures to he displayed throughout Advent inside Kerrards, a large department store. The figures were given by the nuns of St. Anne's College, Sanderstead.