Uckfield’s Christmas tree was lifted into place in the High Street today just days after lights went up in the town centre.
The tree has been donated each year since 1951 by civil engineering contractor C J Thorne & Co and this year was no exception.
Rotary Club members headed to the company’s yard to add basic decorations before the tree was transported into town, lifted into a hole next to the NatWest Bank and wedged into position.
The Rotary team then undertook the delicate task of putting ropes into position to slide lights into place.
The tree is now ready to be decorated further with white bows contributed by townspeople in memory of loved ones. All donations received for the bows go to good causes supported by the Rotary Club.
Bows are available from Fuller and Scott in Civic Approach, who also provide electricity for the tree. The funeral directors are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and some Saturdays. They will be open this Saturday from 9am to noon.
Look out for Rotary Club members during late night shopping on Friday when they will be offering passers-by mulled wine and mince pies and will have white bows for the Christmas tree too.