Made your Christmas pudding yet? | Nostalgia

Tis the season to make those puddings, order those birds and ride an elephant.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 6:06 pm
Chief Petty Officer Les Russell and youngest sailor Jerry Locke stirring the Christmas pudding mix in 1949 aboard HMS Theseus, a light aircraft carrier.
Chief Petty Officer Les Russell and youngest sailor Jerry Locke stirring the Christmas pudding mix in 1949 aboard HMS Theseus, a light aircraft carrier.

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Doris Brown kissing fiance Terry under the mistletoe on board HMS Wakeful at Portsmouth, December 1955. Picture: Getty

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With Christmas on the way here we see a scene at a Waterlooville butchers. Picture: Barry Cox postcard collection
A miserable Santa riding a real baby elephant. The Christmas party at St Mary's Hospital, Milton, Portsmouth, on January 1, 1945.