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Santa Claus climbing the grill in front of the forward funnel above the Bridge on 'Oriana' (1960).

P89225
Historic Photographs

Object connections:

Collection Historic Photographs
ExhibitionsWaterline
User collections Christmas by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Christmas collections by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsOriana 1960

Object details:

Object ID P89225
Description Santa Claus climbing the grill in front of the forward funnel above the Bridge on 'Oriana' (1960), a P & O Passenger liner. A crew member dressed as ’Father Christmas’ comes down the grille in front of the forward funnel on Christmas Day. A passenger on board the 'Chusan' in 1955 recalled how, at Christmas, every passenger received a card with their breakfast menu. Typically, the Christmas spread might include a boar’s head, suckling pigs, a large ham, turkey and Christmas cake.
Date made circa 1970s

Artist/Maker Marine Photo Service
Place made Onboard 'Oriana' (1960)
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Cellulose acetate negative
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  • Santa Claus climbing the grill in front of the forward funnel above the Bridge on 'Oriana' (1960). (P89225)
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