The Christmas illuminations on Fargate in November 1990, showing the lights reflecting in the Goodwin Fountain
The Christmas illuminations on Fargate in November 1990, showing the lights reflecting in the Goodwin Fountain

Sheffield Christmas: A look back at city's festive trees in pictures - including Britain's oldest Christmas tree

Does it seem too early to be thinking about Christmas – it’s actually only a month away!

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 12:22 pm

In Sheffield we love a good celebration, and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a tree covered in baubles, tinsel and twinkly lights – and possibly dropping pine needles everywhere if you go for the real thing.

So here, we’re having a look back at Christmas trees past in the city. One tiny tree bought at Woolie’s is even famous as the oldest in the country. It’s 101 years old this year.

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