Grotto scenes you may remember.
Grotto scenes you may remember.

The day you met Santa! 9 retro photos of Father Christmas in South Tyneside

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially for little ones when they get to meet Father Christmas.

The big day is approaching and we delved into the Shields Gazette archives to find reminders of Santa visiting South Tyneside in the lead-up to Christmas.

We found reminders from West Boldon in 2013, The Dunes in 2013, West Park Community Association in 1983 and Cleadon Methodist Church in 1985.

Were you pictured at one of these festive scenes? Take a look and then get in touch to tell us more.

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