21 December 2001

Damian Thake and Jessica Sims say hello to Santa at the Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock, Wilts. The straw man was built as an entry for the NFU/FARMERS WEEKLY Straw Sculpture competition – which promoted British food – and was later dressed as Santa. "We did it to create new interest and again help send out the message to buy British," says the businesss Mark Self.