Britain's oldest Christmas tree goes up for 97th year

SWNSPublished: December 13, 2017Updated: December 16, 2017
Published: December 13, 2017Updated: December 16, 2017

A family has put up what they believe is Britain's oldest Christmas tree which at 97 has survived gale force winds and World War Two bombings.

The 2ft tree has been passed down through a family's maternal line since it was first purchased by Elizabeth Naylor from Woolworths at Christmas in 1920.

It was named William's tree because it was bought for her eldest son William's first Christmas - and, after his premature death aged 19 in 1940, the tree became a memorial to him.

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