First Christmas tree event in Hook Norton is a great day for all

Pictured, Acremans Tree Surgeons' tree in St Peter's Church. NNL-151213-133148009
Pictured, Acremans Tree Surgeons' tree in St Peter's Church. NNL-151213-133148009

Hook Norton’s first Christmas Tree festival and street market has been hailed as ‘a wonderful day for everyone’.

The event on Saturday was held in St Peter’s Church and on the High Street outside the Sun Inn pub, with 31 trees creating by groups in the village for members of the public to view.

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Cameron family Carrick and Sophie with their twin daughters Nellie and Margot NNL-151213-133036009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Cameron family Carrick and Sophie with their twin daughters Nellie and Margot NNL-151213-133036009

Jane Orchard, who organised the event with Rita Wheatley and Chrissy Gillespie, said: “It went exceedingly well and the event was also to embrace the new residents who are here now the village has got a lot of new homes.

“There are a lot of people who have said this must continue, it was all so positive from everybody and we were blown away by how many people turned up.”

Those taking part in the Christmas tree festival were told they had to create one from scratch and incorporate a Christmas carol. The street market included charities and groups in the village as well as small businesses to showcase their talents.

The event raised money for the village church and playgroup, St Lawrence Nursing Home in Chipping Norton and a family who son is undergoing Proton Therapy treatment.

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Hook Norton Brewery tree NNL-151213-133100009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Hook Norton Brewery tree NNL-151213-133100009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Martin Cantrell with Community Library book tree NNL-151213-132932009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Martin Cantrell with Community Library book tree NNL-151213-132932009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, harpist Cate Whitehead playing in St Peter's Church NNL-151213-133243009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, harpist Cate Whitehead playing in St Peter's Church NNL-151213-133243009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Lexi Tuckwell selling another of her pies from Pie and Mighty NNL-151213-133254009

Hook Norton Christmas Tree Festival and market. Pictured, Lexi Tuckwell selling another of her pies from Pie and Mighty NNL-151213-133254009