Seven fun facts about January

It used to be so cold in January the River Thames used to freeze and frost fairs were held on the river back in the 1608.

Sunday, 15th January 2017, 4:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th January 2017, 4:11 pm

Yes we know January is cold and can be a bit boring if you are doing dry January or just still feeling the pull of the purse strings from Christmas.

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But there are so many traditions, trivia and events only done in the first month of the year that you may not know about.