MP arrives in horse drawn carriage to open Santa's grotto

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A Christmas grotto was officially opened yesterday by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.

Santa’s grotto, at the Restore Community Church, on The Broadway, Debden, featured face painting, free fairground rides and festive entertainment.

Mrs Laing arrived at the event in a horse drawn carriage, joined by Father Christmas and Epping Forest District Council chairwoman Mary Sartin, her husband John and Loughton mayor Jill Angold-Stephens.

A Christmas dinner draw also took place, as well as a name-the-sheep competition and a Christmas dinner for elderly residents.

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9:26pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

I can name the sheep in wolves clothing.

Nice to have over a million quid to spend at Christmas gratis of the Taxpayer.
I can name the sheep in wolves clothing. Nice to have over a million quid to spend at Christmas gratis of the Taxpayer. Billy Yerache

6:54am Mon 16 Dec 13

pan says...

Delusions of grandeur.

After her councillors taking away the pub against many peoples wishes its about right that she would turn up in a horse drawn carriage to highlight just how far detached she is from the public in Debden.
Delusions of grandeur. After her councillors taking away the pub against many peoples wishes its about right that she would turn up in a horse drawn carriage to highlight just how far detached she is from the public in Debden. pan

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