A CHRISTMAS tree grower from Suffolk has helped mark the official start of the festive season at Downing Street.
As secretary of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, Harry Brightwell has the important task of ensuring Number 10 Downing Street receives two exceptional real Christmas trees and a stunning festive wreath every year.
CHRISTMAS officially begins at Downing Street on Monday afternoon, when the tree outside Number 10 will be lit for the first time this season.
For certain members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, this is the ultimate acknowledgement of their expertise – having won the honour of handing trees and a wreath to the official Prime Minister’s residence.
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THE Suffolk-based secretary of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association last night played a role in the official start of the festive season at Number 10 Downing Street.
Harry Brightwell, based at Tuddenham St Martin, accompanied award-winning tree growers for a lights ‘switch on’ ceremony at the Prime Minister’s official residence.
OXFORDSHIRE business, The Tree Barn, last night played a very special role in the start of Christmas, at the Prime Minister’s official residence.
A team from the Christmas tree company, at Christmas Common in Watlington, took part in the lights ‘switch on’ at Downing Street, in recognition of their tree being chosen to feature outside Number 10.
A FARM at Christmas Common in Oxfordshire has been chosen as the venue for a national competition designed to find Downing Street’s 2014 Christmas tree.
The Tree Barn, at Christmas Common near Watlington in Oxfordshire, will see over 100 growers come together on Thursday 23rd October for the prestigious event organised by the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.