17 December 2015

18th December 2015

Adam was born in 1970,  and in 1971 the Newcastle department store Fenwicks started a 44-year-old (so far) tradition of special Christmas displays in their windows. So he can really say he's grown up with them. The last display we saw was Christmas In Another World (2002) which was not as popular with the public but had a catchy tune!




You can see more pictures of the Fenwicks displays at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-16092911

Here’s a list of the themes from years gone by...
1971 - Camberwick Green
1972 - Chigley
1973 - Rupert Meets Santa
1974 - Sooty’s Circus
1975 - Aladdin
1976 - Fairytale Christmas with Cinderella
1977 - Treasure Island
1978 - Storybook Christmas
1979 - Wonderful world of Pantomime
1980 - A Christmas Carol
1981 - Alice in Wonderland
1982 - Arabian Nights
1983 - Fly to Fenwick’s for Christmas
1984 - Gulliver
1985 - Fairytale Christmas with Pinocchio
1986 - Christmas Circus
1987 - Magical Winter Wonderland
1988 - Purrfect for Christmas
1989 - Jungle Fantasy
1990 - Good Old Santa
1991 - It’s A White Christmas
1992 - Santa’s Christmas Party
1993 - Alice in Wonderland
1994 - Christmas Village
1995 - Santa’s New Store
1996 - Fairytale Christmas
1997 - Santa’s Christmas Pantomime
1998 - A Christmas Carol
1999 - Peter Pan
2000 - Christmas in Poodletown
2001 - Santa’s Journey
2002 - Christmas in Another World (the aliens!)
2003 - Santa’s Workshop
2004 - The Christmas Story
2005 - The Snowman
2006 - Gulliver
2007 - Winter Wonderland
2008 - Oliver Twist
2009 - The Christmas Story
2010 - The Night Before Christmas
2011 - 40 Years of the Fenwick Christmas Window
2012 - The Reindeer Express
2013 - The Enchanted Forest
2014 - Alice in Wonderland

1 comment:

VIII77 said...


The thoroughness,determination and accuracy of your research continues to amaze me. You must be the only person who knows that Alice in Wonderland was in Fenwicks Christmas Window in 1981,1993 and again in 2014. Super Quiz question!

VIII77