This photo was taken in the Brighton Co-operative shop in about 1948 when I visited Father Christmas’ Grotto. I was 4 years old and my cousin Ian was aged 3.
It looks as though Father Christmas is a bit grumpy. I expect he was pretty fed up and was looking forward to going home. Just look at our clothes; these were our smart winter outfits. I still remember them; we always had a new outfit for Easter and Christmas.
Did you ever visit Father Christmas at the Co-op in London Road? Did you take your children there? Or did you go to a grotto in one of the ‘posher’ shops in Brighton?
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