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Father Christmas visits Handcross!
The Slaugham Archive
Father Christmas visits Handcross!

Father Christmas, looking a lot like Roger Ray, arrived in the Handcross Parish Hall in 1954 accompanied by two highly-stylised reindeer!
Also sitting on the sleigh is a very happy 5-year-old Nigel Elliott.
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Picture added on 03 April 2017 at 10:12
This picture is in the following groups
Fetes and social events
Comments:
From deep in the archives, the real photograph above has now replaced the inferior one from the newspaper. Likewise the Large Version.
I had not noticed earlier that Father Christmas was holding a candle, no doubt to assist with the lighting!
By coincidence, Nigel and Father Christmas were neighbours in the High Street; the former in his father's radio and TV shop, and the latter in the newsagents.
Added by Barry Ray on 24 December 2018
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