Catherington Village Christmas Tree
CVRA committee decided it would be a good idea to have a village Christmas tree.
It was decided to plant a tree that would last for several years as opposed to buying a sawn off tree each year.
This was not a cheap option… therefore the tree purchased was only five feet tall with a foot of that being under ground!
The actual tree is a Fraser Fir -voted best Christmas tree by Gardeners’ World!
It arrived early one November day – supplied by a Cambridgeshire company who have a good reputation – they supply trees to Prince Charles!
A hole was dug by one handy villager watched by the committee whilst they toasted champagne!
The CVRA Carols were held at the Farmers Inn on Saturday 7th December 2019, with the Salvation Army leading the carols.
Following this the residents walked outside the pub turning left to the strip of grass owned by Mrs Holly Burton where the tree has been planted.
There was a short speech by the Chairman Mr Bruce Graham then the countdown from ten commenced and the lights were turned on.
The tree should grow about a foot a year and will be there for several years.
Our sincere thanks to Mrs Burton for allowing us to plant the tree on her land and to EHDC who via Sara Schillemore kindly provided a grant for £200.