Couple put up their Christmas lights to cheer up neighbours on October 1st

Brits have gone through a tough year so, Ian Cochran and his wife, Helen, decided to get their decorations out two months earlier than usual to cheer up their neighbours!

Ian, 68, has been illuminating his house, in South Lanarkshire, for the past 35 years, but said the lights usually go up in December. 

This year he started unpacking them at the end of September, as he decided the street needed some cheering up. 

He said: “I thought about it early September knowing many people will be depressed with dark winter nights approaching and possibly no contact with anyone then, and nearer Christmas, with their families.

“It makes us feel happier knowing it’s brought some smiles during these troubled times.”. 

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