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Camels bring festive cheer to Ramsbottom

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Camels bring festive cheer to Ramsbottom

Christmas shoppers were treated to festive entertainment in Ramsbottom courtesy of camels, accompanied of course by three wise men.

The animals pitched in St Paul's Gardens where visitors could see them up close, pet and feed them. Other creatures to visit Ramsbottom over the Christmas period included hawks and owls, and donkeys from Elizabeth Svendsen Donkey Sanctuary.

Nathan, who owns the camels, has worked with JLS, One Direction and a plethora of TV stars, but he says that Ramsbottom is a lovely town with lovely people and he can't wait to return.

So, organisers will be working with Nathan and his merry team of animals again for the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival on 23 and 24 March 2013.

Event organiser Ruth Shedwick of Bury Council said: "Every year we want something different that will excite our visitors and keep them coming back. This year we've got some amazing attractions in store – we’re keeping tight-lipped for now, but we promise that you won't be disappointed.”

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Press release issued: 7 January 2013.

Picture attached: Camels bring festive cheer to Ramsbottom.

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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