Consett’s Christmas Countdown Day 8

Children’s parties and nativities are such a great part of the festive season, hopefully enjoyed by parents and children alike! A visit to see Santa was always keenly anticipated by children, as can bee seen on the face of the little girl above.

Consett Iron Company organised many children’s events throughout the year, including trips to the seaside in the summer and the party at Christmas, held at the Freemason’s Arms in Consett. Here is an image of Santa kindly decorating the tree before the party in December 1963.

Following on from yesterday’s post on shopping, I found the final image above in the December 1964 CIC Magazine of a Newcastle shop window, all decked out with a Christmas scene. It doesn’t say where it is – does anyone know?

Do you have any memories or pictures of XMAS Childrens Parties at the Steelworks?

Were you or a family member/colleague ever Mr or Mts Santa ? any pictures?