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Coca Cola lorry rolls up in King's Square in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: July 30, 2013

  • Gloucester mayor Chris Chatterton with his personalised Coke bottle

  • The Coca Cola lorry at Asda last year

  • Coke lorry

  • Queues at King's Square waiting for personalised coke bottles

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THE Coca Cola lorry is making a return to Gloucester today.(Tuesday)

Thousands of people went along to see it when the vehicle rolled into town at Christmas, and due to popular demand it is coming back.

Queues of people snaked around King’s Square, as families turned up eager to get their very own personalised Coke bottle, printed by a special machine.

And first in line was Gloucester mayor Chris Chatterton.

“It’s great to see so many people out in Gloucester,” he said.

“It is a novel idea to get your name onto a bottle, there are lots of people out who want to pick up their own memento.”

The return of the lorry is all thanks to Gloucester city councillor Tarren Randle (C, Barnwood).

She said: “It is great to see the Coke guys back in Gloucester, it is certainly popular and helps get people out into the city and into the shops.

“They are staying open until 6pm to try and boost the trade and bring some extra cash in.”

The lorry will be in King’s Square in Gloucester from 10am to 6pm.

Send us your photos of personalised coke bottles to citizen.news@glosmedia.co.uk.

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  • Just_a_local  |  July 31 2013, 11:38AM

    Walking through Kings Square yesterday, I didn't see the Coca Cola lorry as illustrated above. I just saw several trailers towed by 4x4 vehicles. This was a 100% commercial event and I wonder who really did benefit other than Coca Cola. I heard many children pleading with their parents to join the queue. In several cases it seemed obvious that they would be spending money they really didn't have. I would be interested to know whether Coca Cola had to pay to be in the prime position of Kings Square? If not, I hope that other local and deserving traders be given the same privilege to set up stall free-of-charge.

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  • Just_a_local  |  July 31 2013, 11:23AM

    Walking through Kings Square yesterday, I didn't see the Coca Cola lorry as illustrated above. I just saw several trailers towed by 4x4 vehicles. This was a 100% commercial event and I wonder who really did benefit other than Coca Cola. I heard many children pleading with their parents to join the queue. In several cases it seemed obvious that they would be spending money they really didn't have. I would be interested to know whether Coca Cola had to pay to be in the prime position of Kings Square? If not, I hope that other local and deserving traders be given the same privilege to set up stall free-of-charge.

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  • thomas1996  |  July 30 2013, 7:59PM

    Went down there with the kids, paid to park the car and just like last week at Tesco Quedgeley.... there was NO Coca-Cola lorry only a queue of 100+ people waiting for their labels to be printed on tiny coke bottles. I think The Citizen should get their facts right.....AGAIN.

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  • tishwash  |  July 30 2013, 5:20PM

    free advertising for the councillor ? disgusting.

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  • thomas1996  |  July 30 2013, 9:18AM

    Last week The Citizen said the lorry would be visiting Tesco Quedgeley....... it didn't. The machine to print names to put on a coke bottle was there and you had to pay for a bottle to put it on. So I hope people going today don't think they are giving free drinks away.

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