Tuesday, 16 December 2014
The Embarrassment of Mottram Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree on the Market Place at Mottram in Longdendale was branded the worst in Britain when it was planted by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Villager Emma Purcell created the Facebrook Group The Embarrassment of Mottram Christmas Tree as a place for members past and present of Mottram community to air their anger and views about the size and quality of the Christmas Tree, believing they deserved bigger and better! However once the anger had dissipated, "Twiggy", as it has come to be known, has kindled much community spirit.
A charity night was organised with entertainment in the nearby White Hart and carol singing on the Market Place raising money for Reuben's Retreat.
The Crown Pole in the background was originally erected in 1760 to commemorate the coronation of George III.
The village stocks in the foreground were moved here in the 1960s having been discovered during the building of the Hattersley estate.
Another view of the tree can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.
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