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Coca-Cola festive truck visits The Brewery in Cheltenham

By RupertJ  |  Posted: December 03, 2012

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Hundreds of people queued to have their photos taken next to the festive Coca-Cola truck which visited Cheltenham on Sunday.
The famous red and white lorry, featured on the Coca-Cola television adverts, stopped off at the North Place car park next to The Brewery.
Coca-Cola staff handed out samples of drinks while a band played carol music and a snow machine showered visitors in articifical snowflakes.
And the giant red lorry, whose appearance on our television screens for some heralds the start of the festive season, was the star of the show.
Decked out with thousands of lights and a giant picture of Santa Claus, the lorry offered colour and brightness to the cold December afternoon as it stayed at the car park from noon until 8pm.
The Coca-Cola Christmas trucks first appeared on screens in November

1995 and since then have been a regular feature on televisions

throughout the festive season.
Tim and Nina Adams, from Charlton Kings, were visiting the city centre with their children Jane, seven and Stephen, four.
Mr Adams said: "We love the truck. It's an iconic part of the modern Christmas - yes it's a bit commercial but the red and white colouring are a massive part of what Christmas is about now.
"The lorry itself is quite impressive and there are a lot of people here having a good time, so it's nice to be here and share in the festive cheer with everybody."

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  • Takeaway22  |  December 03 2012, 9:51PM

    Ahhhh the sugary water truck.....

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  • Lecorche  |  December 03 2012, 7:21PM

    Paid,Geraint? Not on your nelu... ;-) Bethlehem is only just over 90 miles down the A40 Westbound.(Ask for directions when you get to Llandeilo). No red truck can match that. As for the arrows: Water off a Dragon's back! As for the Germans: Nadolig Llawen to all of 'em.

  • cosmicc  |  December 03 2012, 6:58PM

    Methinks that Mr Tim Adams of Charlton Kings needs a shot of reality.

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  • Beekeeper  |  December 03 2012, 4:49PM

    It should be called the Obesity Truck - 16oz of coca cola contains 16 teaspoons of sugar and has no more nutritional value than water. Soft drinks are a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.

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  • geraint2010  |  December 03 2012, 3:24PM

    Paid Lecorche! - such smugness only brings on red arrows from the "Germans"!!

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  • Lecorche  |  December 03 2012, 11:34AM

    Diolch,Geraint. Never forget that to be born Welsh is to be born privileged. Not with a silver spoon in your mouth but with music in your blood and poetry in your soul. ;-)

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  • geraint2010  |  December 03 2012, 11:03AM

    That's the kids sorted then. Any sign of that Diageo truck yet to keep us grown-ups happy too? PS: loved your post Lecorche!

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  • Lecorche  |  December 02 2012, 9:28PM

    Remember this from Simon and Garfunkel? And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls" And whispered in the sounds of silence

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  • Beekeeper  |  December 02 2012, 8:43PM

    "Thousands of families .." I don't think so. It's not part of Christmas. It's a marketing exercise to promote soft drinks.

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  • Takeaway22  |  December 02 2012, 8:42PM

    Why is this a "new" story on the same topic?

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