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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

I RE­ALISE that this is the age of cut­backs, but Santa’s grotto? I think the so-called grotto, which is just out­side John Lewis in Queens­gate is an ex­tremely poor item to show to chil­dren. This ‘grotto’ is about half the size of my gar­den shed.

I re­alise that this is the age of cut­backs, but Santa Claus’s grotto? I think the so-called grotto, which is just out­side John Lewis in Queens­gate, is an ex­tremely poor item to show to chil­dren.

This ‘grotto’ is about half the size of my gar­den shed and, I sus­pect, many oth­ers.

We have many tourists and vis­i­tors at this time of year and if they have chil­dren they are go­ing to be very dis­ap­pointed at the Peter­bor­ough idea of Santa Claus.

When I was a child many moons ago, there was a huge grotto at the lo­cal Co-op store. This grotto en­tailed a sleigh ride, elves and rein­deer and was a mag­i­cal mem­ory to ex­pe­ri­ence.

There is noth­ing mag­i­cal and I think pre­cious lit­tle mem­ory for the lit­tle ones who go to the Queens­gate ‘grotto.’ DAVID REID Nor­burn Bret­ton

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