Friday, 9 December 2011
Father Christmas meets Father Time
There has been a Father Christmas of some sort at Manchester Town Hall for as long as I can remember. For the past few Decembers this Father Christmas in lights has sat outside the Town Hall entrance.For some photos of Manchester's Christmas past go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterarchiveplus/sets/72157628023323371/
In the 1980s a giant inflatable Santa perched precariously on the roof or clutched the clock tower, sometimes with a sledge and reindeer. Either way, the gargoyles on the roof often took exception to having their space invaded and would present Santa with a slow puncture or two.
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