PENARTH’S ‘SECRET SNOWMAN’ IS SNAPPED ON THE CLOCK ROUNDABOUT

At first it looked as though someone had just junked some used bubble wrap on Penarth's Clock roundabout ...but it turned out to be a surprise package (Photo: Brian Selby)

At first it looked as though someone had just junked some used bubble wrap on Penarth’s Clock roundabout …but it turned out to be a surprise package (Photo: Brian Selby)

Despite the best of intentions , it’s often difficult to keep those Christmas surprises secret – and so it’s proved with  Penarth Town Council’s possibly worst-kept secret  – the Secret Snowmen.

What looked from a distance like an old settee that someone had insensitively  dumped on Penarth’s iconic Clock Roundabout had been puzzling passers-by.

The appearance of the bubble-wrapped “present” deposited at the foot of one of trees had several shoppers scratching their heads until – a few moments later –  all was revealed.

Once the wrapping was taken off - it turned out that the mystery object was a giant electric snowman.

Once the wrapping was taken off – it turned out that the mystery object was a giant electric snowman.

It turned out that the early Christmas present for Penarth was a giant electric snowman who was being tried out for size in the newly planted herbaceous beds of the roundabout.

A wiring crew connected him up to check everything was in order – but in the light of the relatively warm weather –  the snowman was considerately  put under wraps again until nearer the Christmas Lights Switch-On Ceremony which will be held on Sunday November 20th.

The snowman – and what are rumoured to be two similarly wintry colleagues – will be on public display, standing guard alongside the roundabout Christmas trees, over the festive season.

 

 

 

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8 Responses to PENARTH’S ‘SECRET SNOWMAN’ IS SNAPPED ON THE CLOCK ROUNDABOUT

  1. Frank Evans says:

    Come Saturday night it will nicked or held hostage by revellers.

  2. Anne Greagsby says:

    So much for the flowers then….fat cat labour represented by a fat snowman!?

  3. Sue@56 says:

    Is it still on the roundabout today? I saw one last night outside West House!!

  4. Fiona Whitfield says:

    Saw snowman at 2.pm then on my way home at 4.15 it had gone

  5. Paul says:

    Snow joke, must have melted…

  6. Chris says:

    How long will they be resident on the roundabout with no CCTV to watch over them by night?

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