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 Facelift put up the most important Christmas decorations in the country

Facelift put up the most important Christmas decorations in the country

26 November 2012 Email this article

Regular readers of High Times will know that Facelift is no stranger to working in Trafalgar Square, so it will come as no surprise that we were charged with putting up its famous Christmas tree this year.

Gifted to the UK by the people of Norway as a token of gratitude for our support during the Second World War, the tree has long been a focal point of festive celebrations in the nation’s capital.

It took 5 hours to put up the tree, which was donated by the people of Norway to Great Britain in recognition of our support during World War Two, a tradition which dates back to 1947.

Two operatives used the Bronto 34 to assist with putting up the tree, before decorating it with festive lights and of course a star on top.

Facelift’s managing director, Gordon Leicester commented: “Putting up a the 18 metre Christmas tree in one of the busiest locations in the nation’s capital is no easy feat, but our team have the kit and the capability to do this sort of job seamlessly.

“Working on this project is a great privilege, not only because of the pleasure that this magnificent tree brings to residents and visitors to our nation’s capital, but also because of its’ historical significance.

“It was a challenging job, but one we absolutely loved doing.”

View our time lapse film of the Tree going up in Trafalgar Square