Dozens of Christmas trees decorated by villagers at Emneth festival

07 December, 2017 - 12:49
Emneth Christmas Tree Festival  2017 - David Thompson - PHOTO: Ian Carter

Emneth Christmas Tree Festival 2017 - David Thompson - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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The bi-annual community Christmas tree festival in Emneth was a great success this year - with over 20 entries from villagers.

Emneth Christmas Tree Festival  2017. PHOTO: Ian CarterEmneth Christmas Tree Festival 2017. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Different businesses, groups and organisations from the village took part, decorating their trees to impress visitors.

The festival took place at the Emneth Methodist Church on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3.

Emneth Christmas Tree Festival  2017. PHOTO: Ian CarterEmneth Christmas Tree Festival 2017. PHOTO: Ian Carter

A spokesman said: “The festival is held bi-annually to publicise & give thanks for the amenities in our village.

“Many people came to see the trees on Saturday and enjoyed hot sausages rolls & mince pies with their tea & coffee.

Emneth Christmas Tree Festival  2017 - Mave Ashcroft and Anne Thorpe - PHOTO: Ian CarterEmneth Christmas Tree Festival 2017 - Mave Ashcroft and Anne Thorpe - PHOTO: Ian Carter

“We would have been delighted to have welcomed more people from the community to the service on Sunday afternoon when prayers for the village were said along with carol singing.”

“The trees will stay up until the New Year, so anyone is welcome to pop in when we are open for our weekly groups on Monday mornings & Thursday afternoon.”

Emneth Christmas Tree Festival  2017 - Left to right: Don Nicholl, Janet Nichols, Ernie Peachey and Barbara Driver - PHOTO: Ian CarterEmneth Christmas Tree Festival 2017 - Left to right: Don Nicholl, Janet Nichols, Ernie Peachey and Barbara Driver - PHOTO: Ian Carter

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