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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th November, 2016)

Santa Parade


Santa Parade
Wigan Santa Parade - 20th Nov 2016

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2 )
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Comment by: alan on 25th November 2016 at 00:11

Christmas certainly starts early in Wigan

Comment by: Pat on 25th November 2016 at 06:41

Brilliant, a Santa that actually looks like Santa! Lovely spectacle for kiddies to see and remember.

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2016 at 07:54

Its not to long ago that we stopped using Elephants and Tigers in the circus, but now it looks like we have gone back to being cruel to Reindeer just because its Christmas.

Comment by: Ab on 25th November 2016 at 09:21

Nothing wrong with being Christmassy with things like this, but it's the money making by greedy companies which I don't agree with. And what's with everyone wearing those ugly green hi viz jackets everytime there's something like this on?. They spoil the scene.

Comment by: Ron D on 25th November 2016 at 09:55

AB. you are certainly. a bungle of laughs.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th November 2016 at 10:35

Elephants and tigers were made to do tricks and kept in small cages. The reindeer are just pulling a sleigh, as horses used to be used to pull carts and donkeys are still used to give children rides at the seaside. Even those are now closely monitored and only children below a certain weight are allowed on them. If anyone is a champion of animal rights, it is me, but the picture above is light years away from performing wild animals in circuses.

Comment by: Sam h on 25th November 2016 at 10:52

Dave,was this parade done for some good cause or genuine charity,if so I for one fully agree with it, so come on you moaning lot it's the season of good will enjoy.

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2016 at 11:06

Irene donkey and horses have been put on this earth by god to work, it comes naturally to them to pull a cart
Anyway just look at what the animal rights people think about it.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/animal-rights-campaigners-slammed-use-8146276

Comment by: Vb on 25th November 2016 at 11:46

November is too soon for a sighting of Father Christmas he should still be at home yet getting ready for Christmas Eve!!!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th November 2016 at 13:19

Oh go on then, let me have a teeny weeny moan. Those visability things do spoil the photo image.....there are lots of people about, why dont they have to wear dayglo jackets so they can be seen as well ??
Moan over.... & yes, he is a nice Santa.

Comment by: Garry on 25th November 2016 at 14:45

Christmas starts after bonfire night, Alan.

Comment by: A.W. on 25th November 2016 at 17:45

Mick, in some Scandinavian countries reindeer are treated as we treat cattle, pigs and sheep, they are eaten, their hides are used for clothing and leather. Oxen were used to plough in this country within living memory; I do not feel it is wrong to use reindeer to pull a sleigh or other vehicle.

Comment by: Al. C. on 25th November 2016 at 17:47

Alan, I agree Christmas does start a bit early nowadays, can you believe one of my friends put her decorations up a fortnight ago!

Comment by: PeterP on 25th November 2016 at 21:30

Did elf and safety have anything to say?The deer are not pulling a sledge on tarmac if you look the sledge is on rubber tyres and i bet a little child could have pulled it

Comment by: Christine on 26th November 2016 at 15:07

Hello Satan!... whoops, sorry, I meant Santa. Not much difference.

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