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.
5. Covid Christmas
Canon Geoffrey Harboard trims a tree in Sheffield Cathedral for the Christmas Tree Festival in December 2020
Photo: Tony Johnson
6. Church festival
Michael Hardy's picture of Dronfield’s Christmas Tree Festival, featuring more than 100 trees and held at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Dronfield in 2018
Photo: Michael Hardy
7. Famous tree
Kay Ashton at home in Halfway, Sheffield in December 2019 with her then 99-year-old artificial Christmas tree that had survived Hitler's bombs and house moves. It's thought to be the oldest in the country and was bought by Kay's grandmother Elizabeth Naylor for sixpence from Woolworths in 1920
Photo: Dan Rowlands / SWNS.com
8. A bit early...
We're not sure now why Councillors Graham Oxley, left, and Alan Hooper were decorating the Christmas tree at Grenoside council offices in their shirtsleeves in April 2010 - was it an April Fool's story?
Photo: Dennis Lound (staff)