Butcher’s shop brings home the bacon in Christmas Tree Festival

TREE-MENDOUS! -- Jonathan Severn and his wife, Donna, with their winning tree representing Hucknall butcher's, Lawrence Severn -- DISPIC NHUD11-3400-1

TREE-MENDOUS! -- Jonathan Severn and his wife, Donna, with their winning tree representing Hucknall butcher's, Lawrence Severn -- DISPIC NHUD11-3400-1

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A BUTCHER’S shop in Hucknall brought home the bacon when it branched out to land an award during Hucknall’s second annual Christmas Tree Festival.

The event saw more than 60 community groups, businesses, schools and organisations decorate trees that graced Hucknall Parish Church.

NHUD11-3425-1'Tree-mendous! Pupils from the Broomhill Junior School celebrate their tree's success in a recent competition, they are from left, Jay Williams, Emily Smith, Candice Bonser, Jessica Smith and Jenson Riley.

NHUD11-3425-1'Tree-mendous! Pupils from the Broomhill Junior School celebrate their tree's success in a recent competition, they are from left, Jay Williams, Emily Smith, Candice Bonser, Jessica Smith and Jenson Riley.

The festival, which was launched on the night of Hucknall Christmas Carnival, attracted thousands of visitors over four days.

Prizes were up for grabs for the trees deemed the best and most creative.

Lawrence Severn, of High Street, scooped the adults’ category for an innovative tree that followed the theme of ‘Your Christmas Dinner’ and featured stuffed turkeys, links of mock sausages created out of material and a cuddly toy butcher on the top.

Donna Severn, wife of Lawrence Severn owner Jonathan, was responsible for creating the decorations for the tree.

Lawrence said: “It was my wife’s idea and she made the decorations. I would like to thank the organisers and the great Hucknall public for voting for us.”

The prize in the children’s category went to the youngsters at Broomhill Junior School with a tree under the theme ‘The Many Faces Of Broomhill’.

Youngsters drew faces and decorated them with glitter to be hung like baubles. Every child at the school on Broomhill Road got the chance to create a decoration.

Each of the winners has been presented with a framed certificate.