All smiles for Santa

nrhn 201212 Memory Lane
nrhn 201212 Memory Lane
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There are more beaming youngsters in this snap of a Santa’s grotto in Ripley in the 1980s.

You may not know -the tradition of the grotto for Santa started in Britain in 1879.

The first was in Lewis’s Bon Marche Department Store in Liverpool, entitled Christmas Fairyland.