• Short Summary

    JOE COLE, A 36-YEAR-OLD CAR FACTORY WORKER FROM NIGERIA, HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN AN OXFORD STORE.

  • Description

    JOE COLE, A 36-YEAR-OLD CAR FACTORY WORKER FROM NIGERIA, HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY FATHER CHRISTMAS IN AN OXFORD STORE.

    DURING THE PAST WEEK HE HAS BEEN VISITED BY HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN AND SOME ADULTS, DRAWN BY THE UNUSUAL SIGHT OF A FATHER CHRISTMAS FROM LAGOS, HAVE JOINED IN THE QUEUE TOO.

    JOE IS BELIEVED TO BE BRITAIN'S FIRST COLOURED FATHER CHRISTMAS.

    HE SAYS: "I LIKE TO SEE THE WONDER ON THE FACES OF THE LITTLE ONES WHEN THEY SEE FATHER CHRISTMAS FOR THE FIRST TIME."
    AND, IN THE WAY OF CHILDREN, NOT ONE HAS REMARKED ON THE COLOUR OF HIS FACE OR HANDS.

    "I SUPPOSE I AM JUST FATHER CHRISTMAS", SAYS JOE.

    SHOP OWNER, RICHARD TOWNSEND, SAID THAT JOE'S COLOUR DID NOT INFLUENCE HIM AT ALL WHEN HE TOOK HIM ON AS A STORE SANTA. "JOE HAS A WAY WITH CHILDREN WHICH PUTS THEM AT EASE. HE IS JUST RIGHT FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS", TOWNSEND SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JQNOZKSITG1BJWJQ8Z6KI6A6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JQNOZKSITG1BJWJQ8Z6KI6A6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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