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Photo Credit - Anne Giles, Bournville Tree Wardens

Each year BVT decorates the Christmas tree, situated on Bournville Green in front of the Quaker Meeting House, with hundreds of coloured lights.

The tree itself is interesting; it is an Atlas Cedar and was planted in 1948, to commemorate Dame Elizabeth Cadbury’s 90th birthday. It is of course a living tree and generally requires a little light pruning each year. This year the switching on of the lights was performed on the 29th November by the May Queen, Annie Haddon. The tree is owned by the Trust who pay for the lights including the big cherry picker needed to decorate it.

The tree gives huge pleasure and hope for the future to tens of thousands of people who pass daily on the outer circle route, especially on those grey winter days.

Christmas Tree mentioned on Midlands Today!
On 21st December the BVT Christmas Tree was credited by Nick Owen and Suzanne Virdee as;

‘possibly the biggest and best Christmas Tree in the region’

Do you agree? We’d love to hear from you, feel free to leave a comment below. The feature is no longer available to watch on iplayer but you can support us by leaving a comment on the Midlands Today facebook page. A huge thank you goes to Geoff Davis and members of the Trust’s electrical repairs team for their hard work in decorating the tree year after year. Read more about the team behind the Christmas tree lights here.

Better Christmas Tree?
Nick Owen and Suzanne Virdee challenge you to find a better Christmas tree by calling Midlands Today on: 08000 630630 or emailing midlandstoday@bbc.co.uk.

 

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