If you were a 'Norf Watford' kid like me, then it's highly likely then you’ll know the excitement when Watford Rotary’s Santa and his sleigh visited your road, waving to you and your neighbours, whilst his helpers walked up the road with their buckets collecting money for charity.
The moment that you heard the sounds of the festive music and buckets then you knew that it was time for your annual visit from Santa and his float (there was no social media back then, so it was a complete surprise - we believed it was The Real Father Christmas).
If you were lucky enough then your Mum would let you go up to the float for a closer look and to give a big wave to the big bearded man himself, whilst you pop the spare change (that your parents have scrambled round the house for) in their collection buckets. And if you were really lucky you got a lolly pop (not sure if Watford Rotary’s budget still stretches to this, so please don't bank on getting one).
Anyway enough of my trip down memory lane, here’s Rotary Club of Watford Santa and his Sleigh Tour Dates
2 Dec 2017 - Outside ASDA from 8:00 a.m. untill 6:00 p.m.
3 Dec 2017 - Outside ASDA from 10:00 a.m. untill 4:00 p.m.
4 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Lemonfield Drive; Mutchetts Close; Chichester Way; Cranfield Drive; The Copes; Bucknalls Lane; Coates Way
5 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Cuffley Avenue; Bovingdon Crescent; Gaddesden Crescent; Codicote Drive; Garston Lane; Woodhurst Avenue; Fourth Avenue; First Avenue; Second Av: Sixth Av.; Third Av: and Fifth Av.
7 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Phillipers; The Pelhams; Fairfolds; Bowmans Green; The Gossamers; Turnstones; York Way; Westley Avenue; Eastlea Avenue
8 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Leggetts Wood Avenue; Ashtree Road; Pomeroy Crescent; Berry Avenue; Cherry Tree Road; Hazeltree Road; Oakdene Road; Beechwood Rise; Bushey Mill Lane; Bushey Mill Crscent and Northfield Gardens
9 Dec 2017 - North Watford Sainsbury's from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
10 Dec 2017 - North Watford Sainsbury's from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
11 Dec 2017 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Parkgate Road; Neston Road; Sandringham Road; Buckingham Road; Windsor Road; Sandown Road; Osbourn Road; Balmoral Road; Southfield Avenue; Westfield Avenue; Munden Grove; Knutsford Avenue; Norfolk Avenue; Hibert Avenue; and Hibert Street
12 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Douglas Avenue; Tudor Drive; Bushey Mill Lane; Tudor Avenue; Tudor Walk; Knutsford Avenue; Westfield Avenue; Eastfield Avenue; Tavistock Road; Devon Road; Byron Avenue and Carisbrook Avenue
14 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
North Appproach; Greenwood Drive; Fernway; Briar Road; Kingswood Road; Moss Road; Hillingdon Road; Meadow Road; Perivale Gardens; Appletree Walk; Sycamore Close;
15 Dec 2017 - 18:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs
Leavesden Road; Victoria Road; Cecil Street; Regent Street; Judge Street; Yarmouth Road; Regent Street; Judge Street; Yarmouth Road; Bradshaw Road; Cromer Road; Bruce Grove; Hatfield Road and Salisbury Road.
16 Dec 2017 - Outside TESCO from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
17 Dec 2017 - Outside TESCO from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
21 Dec 2017 - Outside TESCO from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
22 Dec 2017 - Watford High St. from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
23 Dec 2017 - Outside Morrisons from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
24 Dec 2017 - Outside Morrisons from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
For up to date information please check Watford Rotary’s Facebook Fan Page
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