UK: People flock to the countryside for Austerity Boxing Day
Those who wanted to save money and have a stress-free Boxing Day headed towards the countryside for a walk with their friends and family rather than go to the sales.
Unemployed people from Kent also took to the countryside because it was cheaper to do so; some were unable to have any money to spend in the sales at all. They prefered to have more simple pleasures like walking and bird watching.
Others in Kent had no money for food even at Christmas and had to rely on foodbanks or getting their relatives to give them a turkey. Some people had to work on Christmas Day at restaurants, petrol stations or the emergency services so they couldn't spend any quality time on Christmas Day with their relatives so they went out on Boxing Day for a walk with them instead.
In Farningham, many country pubs were packed at lunch-time with cars jamming up small country lanes. Some drivers were unable to park as rural pub and restaurant car parks were so full.
In many parts of the region, there was no public transport at all on Boxing Day so people went out to explore their local neighbourhood on foot, ignoring local radio stations who encouraged the public not to go for a walk today because of the mud and poor weather.