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Silly Jokes, Pointless Gifts, Unbecoming Hats and a Bit of a Bang

The Christmas cracker forms an important part of our festive celebrations. After all Christmas lunch would not be the same without their silly jokes, pointless gifts, unbecoming hats and of course the endless discussions about ‘who you should pull with’. But what is the story behind a tradition which has become an integral part of the British celebration, and what is its link with Norwich?

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