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Fenland shop becomes home to arts and crafts in bid to beat pandemic

A Fenland business which faced closure with the arrival of the pandemic is taking on new life and opening its doors with a fresh start and community backing.

Uptown Fun had supplied everything anyone needed for parties - and then coronavirus put an end to all group celebrations overnight and the doors to the Upwell business closed in line with lockdown rules. Selling everything from fancy dress costumes to party poppers was doomed.

But owners Lee and Oona Robinson decided that instead of shutting-up shop for good, they would offer shelf space to creative people in the area so they could sell their hand-made goods or artwork and local feedback on the idea was so good they are planning to open the shop to visiting customers on Thursday (December 3).

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