Monday, 5 December 2016

Co-op sleigh rides to see Santa

Does anyone else remember the old Santa Sleighs that use to be in Co-Op's? They were part of most children's Christmas around here, the Co-Op Santa was the best one to see and you got to go on the sleigh ride before you reached Santa's grotto. There was a piece on the news about them today. Coventry Transport Museum has got one working and is asking the public help to try and see if there are any more left hidden somewhere and information on the people who worked on them and the rest of the shops that use to have them. Brings back a lot of happy memories.

 The museum's piece is believed to be the only working vintage motorised sleigh ride in the country. It started running in 1956, with others based in London, York, Belfast, Dalston, Ashton-under-Lyne and Sheffield. Link to the rest of the BBC story.

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