Braving the weather to put up Caistor’s magnificent Christmas tree

Caistor volunteers were out in force on Sunday to put up the town’s sensational seasonal centre piece - the market place Christmas tree.

Caistor Christmas tree (photo courtesy of Mike Galligan) EMN-201117-091751001

For what has been an extremely trying year for everyone, on a cold, windy morning they arrived at first light to start the Christmas spirit early, much needed to bring some happiness and normality to the town’s residents.

Among the volunteers was town mayor Jon Wright.

He said: “Again, a massive thank you to local companies Hansard Haulage and Timmins Engineering & Construction.

Caistor Christmas tree (photo courtesy of Mike Galligan) EMN-201117-091740001

“Without this goodwill and effort it would not have been possible to position the magnificent tree and lights.

“All the volunteers did such a commendable job in such trying conditions - thank you everyone.”

The official switch on is not yet decided, but Councillor Wright said an announcement would be forthcoming shortly.