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Pudsey: Jigsaw swap group circulates puzzles throughout town

A Pudsey woman has created a new Facebook group so people can easily swap jigsaws in Pudsey area.

Natalie Cox set the group up after a surge in popularity of the puzzles during lockdown.

She said the aim of the group was to post a picture of what you would like to swap to help keep jigsaws moving around Pudsey. Natalie added:

“I knew a number of isolating older people who had been doing lots of jigsaws during lockdown and started off by doing the jigsaw swap for them really. I’d been trying to swap the puzzles between but they had done most of them.

“I also noticed that the prices have become bonkers in lockdown and wanted to make a way to help people get new jigsaws but without the big price tag.”

So good was the response to the initial appeal, Natalie decided to set up a Facebook group so people of all ages could keep swapping their jigsaws.

“The aim is that when people have completed a jigsaw they’ll put it back up onto the group so someone else can have a go, ” added Natalie. “That way we’ll keep jigsaws circulating around Pudsey. The swap group seems to have really taken off. I’d like to thank everyone who has donated or swapped jigsaws.”

So far the page has seen everything from countryside scenes through to Wallace and Gromit and Christmas jigsaws being swapped. Natalie is now also appealing for children’s jigsaws.

Cleanliness is maintained by wiping down each box with an anti-bacterial wipe and leaving the pieces untouched – in ‘quarantine’ – for at least three days.

Check out the Pudsey Jigsaw Swap here.

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