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Yes, it’s officially Christmas

[ December 2, 2013   //   ]

DFDS performed the annual ritual of shipping, free of charge, a giant Christmas tree from Norway to London last weekend.
The Trafalgar Square tree is an annual gift from the City of Oslo to the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain’s support during the Second World War. It was first sent to Britain in 1947 and has come to symbolise the close friendship between the two nations. This year’s ‘Queen of the Forest’ – sustainably grown of course – came from the northern outskirts of Oslo.

Children from Allerton Primary School, Immingham, were on hand to help the giant conifer on its way with a display of artwork. The tree’s arrival in Immingham and departure for London by truck was also filmed by BBC TV Blue Peter. Presenter Radzi Chinyanganya congratulated the pupils on their pictures which will be displayed in Trafalgar Square. He was joined by the families of pupils Brandon McKie, Harvey Barnett and Stefan Goldsmith whose pictures will be shown in Trafalgar Square following a competition held at the school by class teacher Abi Kershaw.

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