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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th November, 2023)

Santa Parade

Santa Parade
Wigan Town Centre.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
Views: 1,302

Comment by: PeterP on 30th November 2023 at 06:13

Its the season to be jolly and the kids will enjoy Santa and his sledge.

Comment by: Garry on 30th November 2023 at 08:24

Excellent, that is just the tonic with what's going on with the cost of living and all that. Christmas is just round the corner and here's hoping that the new year is much better and happier than this one.
So I think it's appropriate to have one small sherry in front of my coal fire. Cheers.

Comment by: Arthur on 30th November 2023 at 08:31

Let's hope we all have a very Merry Christmas and even better New year. Keep warm everyone.

Comment by: Sandra on 30th November 2023 at 08:34

Thanks David, this photo brings a smile on everyone's face.
All the very best.x

Comment by: Veronica on 30th November 2023 at 08:35

Good for Rotary they do a lot of good in the towns around. I am sure the little ‘uns would have loved this.

Comment by: Alan on 30th November 2023 at 08:39

We wish you a merry Christmas we wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Love it.

Comment by: Aspuller on 30th November 2023 at 08:44

The season of good will. (I hope)
I love listening the Salvation army especially at Christmas time in Wigan Town .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th November 2023 at 08:51

That's lovely! I remember the Father Christmas coming through Springfield, where my grandchildren live, many years ago and I felt quite choked up! We have a "Santa Run" in Abram. Villagers drop off small selection boxes at drop-off points in the village during November and a wonderful team of people in fancy dress bring them round on a sleigh on a designated night. Pour Veronica and me a sherry please, Garry!

Comment by: Norman on 30th November 2023 at 09:03

We have not many pubs left open to enjoy Christmas, I remember some pubs back in the day being packed out on Christmas eve some were ticket only and lock their doors at about 10pm. We used to finish work at around dinner time on Christmas eve, and we all went straight to the pub.
Those were the days.

Comment by: Garry on 30th November 2023 at 10:47

Two glasses coming up for Irene and Veronica, cheers.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th November 2023 at 11:11

Nice to see that the Rotary Club keep up the tradition.
Reminds me of those days when Father Christmas used to arrive at the Department Stores, Oxley's, Lowe's and Pendlebury's when they had relocated to the Rushton Building on New Market Street. Then it became the Gas Showrooms and now the Centre For Advanced Technical Studies.
Are you listening Wigan Council! If this building can be repurposed many times since 1900 why not the Market Hall which is of sound construction?
Merry Christmas to all.

Comment by: Ann on 30th November 2023 at 11:41

In the 1960s every Christmas time we always visited Lowes to see Father Christmas.
We loved it and have great memories of Lowes, Wigan was thriving in the two weeks up to Christmas.

Comment by: ex wiganer on 30th November 2023 at 12:03

A bit early not december yet!

Comment by: Alan on 30th November 2023 at 13:29

Bah-Humbug. Its never too late to
be happy.

Comment by: Santa on 30th November 2023 at 13:49

Soon will be tomorrow, Ex Wiganer. Come on its almost Christmas, let's enjoy, it will soon be over.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th November 2023 at 14:16

You can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but an Ex Wiganer none of the time!
Happy Christmas to all even the Ex Wiganer.

Comment by: Carolaen on 30th November 2023 at 17:17

Without being a Bah-Humbug person at all I still don't like the way the pre Xmas things have got earlier and earlier. My daughter never believes me when I say that when I was growing up (in Scholes) in the 1950s and 60s we did not put the tree or decorations up until Xmas Eve, and nor did our friends and relatives. It was of course something we really looked forward to, and it really made it feel the start of something special. \The tree and Decorations of course came down on 12th Night.

Comment by: ex wiganer on 30th November 2023 at 18:52

Santa how can anybody just sit back and enjoy christmas when the country is in a ( Mess)

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th November 2023 at 19:00

Although I do like the photo above, I agree with you Carolaen. I don't put my tree and decs up until around the 10th of December; it isn't worth putting up later as it comes down on the 2nd January! Someone who lives near me put theirs up on the fourth of November....I would be fed up of them by December! And the Christmas adverts on telly and the Christmas songs on the radio in November drive me potty!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 30th November 2023 at 19:23

Yes,I have told my son and daughter that as well Carolaen.You knew when you were at Primary school,Christmas was only round the corner when we made coloured paper chains for decorating,probably only a few days before breaking up for the Christmas holidays.I still put my tree up quite late,but it seems to be more the norm now to put them up really early and take them down Boxing Day.Like you,I stick to the 12 days of Christmas.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th November 2023 at 20:13

I do things bit by bit.
( Reluctantly! ) Tomorrow it’s the Crib and the electric candles in the window. I might put the Garland on the door as well. Every few days I do something.
Instead of a tree inside I’m putting outside lights on my holly tree.( well my grandson will do that. ) if I did everything at once it becomes a chore plus there’s no little ones to do it for.
I can’t stand that flaming music in supermarkets either…. Especially THE ONE .”.I wish it could be Christmas every dayyyyy” ….saints preserve us!
I hate walking past blow up Father Christmas’s my pet hate! . There’s one near where I live and every year somebody bursts it.. I walked past the other day and the folk have got a camera recording people walking past.
“ Hi you are being recorded!” It’s an American voice like everything else with the “Ho, Ho, Ho’s!
Despite everything I love Christmas Eve and THE day.

Comment by: Garry on 1st December 2023 at 07:38

You usually find it's the younger parents with small children that start Christmas early.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st December 2023 at 11:45

Just been in the local Co-op and they are unpacking Easter Eggs!

Comment by: Carolaen on 1st December 2023 at 16:44

Elizabeth/Irene/ Colin etc -- My ex son in law's sister (what a mouthful) who is very nice in many ways BUT I think holds the record for inappropriate timing. She puts the tree up on1 November and all the decs come down on Boxing Day !

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