I'd hoped to take photos, but I was rostered on to work at the same time as the pageant was making its way down The Parade.
Instead, I bring you.... Christmas Past.
Norwood Christmas Pageant 1990.
I loved this Bookworm.
The Greatest Show On Earth, single handed.
Even Con the Fruiterer made an appearance!
Four kids, and not one of them shares my taste for pudding! Oh well, more for me.
Copied from Christmas cards, the images took him just over a week to do.
On the front is Santa in his sleigh.
The passenger side has Santa with his sack of toys.
All these photos were taken with an old-fashioned, non-digital camera, with no zoom lens.
I used two rolls of film that day, but many of the photos aren't clear, and others have the faces of my children. I can't put those in because I did promise never to put images of them up here on my blog.
I missed getting a photo of Santa at the end of the pageant because, darn it! I ran out of film!
There wasn't a lot of tinsel and sparkle evident, but the day was sunny, the children lining The Parade and Queen Street had a lot of fun and the Christmas spirit was everywhere.