Santa’s in town

Father Christmas in Alnwick in December 1993.
Father Christmas in Alnwick in December 1993.

This photo, also from December 1993, again shows how little our Christmas customs have changed in the two decades in between.

Back then, the Lions Club of Alnwick arranged for Father Christmas to parade through the streets of the town on a Friday evening in the run-up to Christmas.

Santa still visits at the request of the Lions to this day, but he tends to come for the Christmas lights switch-on.