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Sudbury's replacement for 'hurricane' tree arrives in time for Christmas Fair

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The replacement for a Christmas tree described as looking like it had been “through a hurricane” is now in place.

The original tree, in the centre of Sudbury, Suffolk, was found to be damaged when it was delivered earlier this week.

Jodie Budd, of the town council, had said branches were dropping off and the tree had “bald bits” on one side.

She said the new tree, bigger than the original, was “lovely and fine” and things had “worked out for the best”.

The tree was decorated on Friday morning, ahead of the town’s Christmas fair and lights switch-on.

This is the first year the tree has been situated between St Peter’s Church and the Thomas Gainsborough statue.

For about 10 years it was in the Old Market Place, and before that, at the bottom of Market Hill, close to the junction with East Street.

Local businesses paid for the new site, which had to be equipped with a supply of electricity.


Source: BBC Suffolk