Sunday, December 8, 2013

Thames (NZ): Santa on the goldfields

In 2013 Santa came aboard a large truck, with memories of yesteryear in the form of old cars that prepared his way. Childhood memories of grander parades remained and makes one wonder what form will the 2017 Thames 150th Commemorations take?

Over the years, Thames shops were renown for their amazing Christmas window displays. People would walk the town to admire them, especially those that made use of lighting.
Mr Palmers Confectionery shop always rates as having had the best display, in the memories of old Thamesites. Followed closely by Hetheringtons.
You can still see items of Palmer's display at The Thames Museum in Cochrane Street.