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St. Annes station on the South Fylde Line has just seen a veritable forest of Christmas trees being ‘planted’. The trees made by the Friends of Station group are constructed of wood from recycled pallets.

The ‘forest’ ready for installation

Tony Ford, Chair Friends of St. Annes Stations says; “I spotted these ‘pallet trees’ at a Christmas Market somewhere in Europe and thought they might look good at our station. We decided that this was the year when our station really needed to be ‘festive’ and so our plan was hatched. Local residents donated unwanted and damaged pallets, the ‘ornaments and baubles’ were provided and painted by our volunteers  and next year we hope to involve other community groups in decorating the trees, perhaps giving each organisation a tree of their own to prepare for the display.”

 

Tony went to say “It’s been great fun, it’s given our station volunteers a different focus and is certainly gaining attention on social media from the images we have posted. We’ve even sold a few trees providing us with funds for our activities next year.

A ‘how to’ video has also been made showing Tony & Barrie from the friends group making the pallet trees and this can be seen by clicking on the link below:

https://youtu.be/DtmaapfrzR0