Electrify That Tree

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Last night I went to the switching on of the lights on the massive Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square for the first time.  On hand were the Salvation Army Band (you can hear a snippet here) and the choir of St. Martin in the Fields to provide carols as well as the Lord Mayor of Westminster and the mayor of Oslo who did the switch on.

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Every year since 1947 the people of Oslo Norway have donated the tree as a gift to the people of Britain for their help during the Second World War.  This particular tree stands 75 feet  high and is 80 years old.

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Thankfully it didn’t rain and the weather was cool and crisp, just perfect. For some more photos, head over to Flickr.