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Santas Grotto, Howells Department Store, St Mary Street in Cardiff, Wales

Santas Grotto, Howells Department Store, St Mary Street in Cardiff, Wales


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Santas Grotto, Howells Department Store, St Mary Street in Cardiff, Wales

Santas Grotto, Howells Department Store, St Mary Street in Cardiff, Wales. 12th November 1981. 3 year old Elissa Dicks meets Father Christmas

Western Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Cardiff
Wales

Media ID 21679475

© Mirrorpix

Father Christmas Santa Claus Supplement


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this charming print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the 1980s in Cardiff, Wales. The image captures the magical atmosphere of Christmas as a wide-eyed three-year-old girl named Elissa Dicks meets Father Christmas himself at Santa's Grotto in Howells Department Store on St Mary Street. The nostalgia is palpable as we observe the festive decorations adorning every corner of the grotto, creating an enchanting backdrop for this special encounter. With her innocent curiosity and anticipation, Elissa stands before Santa Claus with wonderment shining in her eyes. It is a moment frozen in time that encapsulates the joy and excitement that only children can experience during this cherished holiday season. As we delve into our own memories of childhood Christmases past, this photograph serves as a reminder of simpler times when department stores were adorned with elaborate displays and families eagerly lined up to meet Santa Claus. It evokes feelings of warmth and innocence while transporting us back to a bygone era filled with traditional festivities. This image from Western Mail Archive not only captures a precious moment between Elissa Dicks and Father Christmas but also preserves an important piece of cultural history. It reminds us all to cherish those cherished moments spent with loved ones during the most wonderful time of year.

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