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Bonkers Blog December 2015

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6 December (Part 1) - Father Christmas comes to Abbey Wood

Wilton RoadThe Wilton Road (Abbey Wood) Christmas Fair which has been advertised both here and everywhere locally for the past few weeks seemed to be reasonably busy when I dropped by this morning.

It was set up by the newly formed Abbey Wood Business Network with the help of Sally Williams who is the retail consultant charged with spending the £300,000 provided by the GLA and Greenwich and Bexley councils in an effort to improve the area in time for the coming of the new station in 2017. Last Friday one of Network Rail’s civil engineers assured me it would be ‘world class’.

As well as the usual face painting, home made cakes and Father Christmas himself, we were treated to a pair of reindeer and the unusual sight of Tariq from the card and gift shop serving up brussels sprouts and tangerines.

Despite the widespread advertising I managed to find someone who works in Wilton Road who knew nothing about the event until yesterday and a BiB reader who had not noticed the site banner. (It’s gone now.)

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