There are many organisations in the village and most will have a theme for their tree/display , and as you might expect ours is themed around cycling and the National Cycle Network with a small bicycle (donated by Alan Locke) and a Santa Claus (made by Mavis Ratcliffe) in a winter landscape of snow capped mountains and fir trees under a star lit sky, with a clockwork sheep skating on a frozen pond.
The lighting is all by battery powered LEDs and we will be interested to see how long the batteries last.
This is not just a static display, as we have rotating lights on the bike and Shaun the Skating Sheep displays his skills on the tiny ice rink. These features best seen on video.
We expect the longevity of the lights to exceed that of Shaun's clockwork motor.
To see a better quality video on YouTube CLICK HERE
Good attendance at St.Helen's Church for the Festival on Saturday and Sunday.
There are 56 decorated trees on show.
As expected Shaun the Skating Sheep has proved popular with young children and some older people, one of whom said "Why should kids have all the fun?"
We will be bringing the display along to the Christmas Lunch on Dec 10th for the benefit of those who are not able to visit the church.
The Grantham Rangers have a decorated tree now in St. Wulfram's Church in Grantham, where there is also a Christmas Tree Festival. Their tree is made of bicycle wheels, chain wheels and sprockets. A fine effort.
See it HERE