Festival of Christmas trees starts at weekend

A new Christmas tree festival is starting this weekend and organisers are pleased with the response.

The Rotary Club of Alnwick, in conjunction with Alnwick Playhouse, is behind the seasonal event.

Around 10 or 11 trees have been decorated by community groups, schools, churches and charities in the town.

They will be on show in the Playhouse foyer from Saturday and remain in situ until the New Year.

Rotarian Ken Moore said: “It should look really good and hopefully it will be a success. I am pleased with the response, considering it is the first year.”

The trees are being installed tomorrow, although any late entries can be put in place on Saturday. Call Ken on 01665 605182 for details.