A photo from the annual family christmas party for the families of employees at Truro’s General Post Office. There was clearly dancing as photo donor Annette Egerton remembers ‘My father Own Lidgey’s love of dancing was not shared by my mother and so is dancing with the wife of a postman. The unusual attire of my father with his trousers rolled up was because we was dancing with a penny between his legs. I assume it was an elimination dance and the winner was the last one standing with the penny still in place. It won’t come as a surprise that my mother really did not like the photo!’
Annette Egerton recalls attending the Christmas party ‘ this photo shows me sittting reading the book that Father Christmas had given to me. Our dresses for these parties were always beautifully made by our grandmother who would have have been in her late 70s.’
Each Christmas, the Truro General Post Office would host a children’s part in the Annexe of City Hall. Food, games and a visit from Father Christmas would be on offer. Photo donor Annette Egerton remembers ‘The shows my younger sister and I with Father Christmas. I was sat on Santa’s knee and Claire is standing looking less impressed’.