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First 'Santa friendly chimney' created

Posted on Wednesday, 21 December, 2011 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A builder in the Cotswolds have built a chimney large enough for Father Christmas to fit through.

Leo Paxton started work on the chimney after a local 6-year-old boy wrote to him with concerns over the chimneys being too narrow for Santa to traverse. "I am worried that my mummy’s house doesn’t have a big enough chimney," wrote Leo Park. "I think Father Christmas will get stuck. Please can you help?" Once the chimney was completed Leo was invited to the unveiling which featured a practical test by lowering a man dressed as Santa down it using a crane.

"A young boy’s fears that his new house would not have a chimney big enough to fit Father Christmas has led a Cotswold builder designing one of the world’s first Father Christmas-friendly chimneys."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by randym23 on 21 December, 2011, 12:19
"thief friendly" chimney too!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 21 December, 2011, 15:27
What a waste of resources! When that kid grows up, he'll probably feel the same way!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Robert1 on 21 December, 2011, 21:24
"thief friendly" chimney too! I agree. I surprised the architect didn't think of that.
Comment icon #10 Posted by xScorpinix on 21 December, 2011, 23:23
Waste of money.. perhaps Santa should try NutriSystem.
Comment icon #11 Posted by cluey on 22 December, 2011, 2:31
That is rediculous!!!!! A-how on earth did that kid think ever reach him before??? B-now it will cause every other child on earth to panic and believe santa won't fit through the ones they have???? the mind boggles
Comment icon #12 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 22 December, 2011, 3:49
Oh dear. People are so dumb.
Comment icon #13 Posted by f1gtr33 on 22 December, 2011, 5:49
man wearing Santa suit burned alive in chimney...
Comment icon #14 Posted by blueandi on 22 December, 2011, 9:59
At the risk of getting political; so much for "Austerity"! Spoiled child, with parents who are rich as well as stupid, a dangerous combination in any society.
Comment icon #15 Posted by xScorpinix on 23 December, 2011, 1:04
At the risk of getting political; so much for "Austerity"! Spoiled child, with parents who are rich as well as stupid, a dangerous combination in any society. Also an extremely common combination.
Comment icon #16 Posted by cluey on 27 December, 2011, 11:44
Also an extremely common combination. lol......i.m sorry......i guess everyone has their own definition of spoilt and rich parents........going by that picture of son and house....they are neither rich and that child is not spoilt..................just stupid attention,wanting front page of paper kind parents,lol and as here in the land of OZ.......i don't have a chimney.................we told the kids santa has a special key for that

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