Santa spotted driving Great Yarmouth buses

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A Great Yarmouth bus driver is delivering festive cheer to his passengers as he dons his belly and beard and dresses up as Santa Claus. Micky Burton, a driver based at First’s Yarmouth depot has been dressing as St Nick to entertain passengers since 1992. The 63-year-old, who lives in Gorleston, has been a bus driver since 1975. “I do it every year,” Micky said. “It started many years back when we used to do coach tours. I bought a cheap Santa outfit for a laugh and people really liked it. “It has become a tradition and 22 years later I am still doing it.” The father of one who has two grandchildren, Niamh, four, and Ewan, two, wears a full outfit complete with wig, beard and boots but he still wears his uniform of a shirt and tie underneath. “From September my passengers start to ask me if I will be dressing as him. Children absolutely love it and people wave to me all the time,” Micky added. Danny Beales, operations manager at the depot, said: “Micky is well known in the town and people look forward to seeing Father Christmas drive the bus every year. “It’s a good way to make people smile in the mornings and Micky has received a lot of compliments.”

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