Results of judging of Christmas trees

First of all, a big thank you and very well done everyone for decorating a tree for the tree trail this year, especially in difficult circumstances. We hope you have enjoyed taking part. A comment from the judges who came round yesterday: ‘all the entrants should be commended for their efforts as the standard was high. To make this effort in these crazy times is commendable. So really no losers but some just edged into front position at the finishing line.’

Don’t forget you can still see many of the trees in the online gallery.

These were the results from the judging:

Children and young people
1st Homemade Christmas – Hexton JMI School (displayed at 17 Bradshaws Close)
Joint 2nd Recycled Christmas – 1st Barton Guides (displayed at 2 Manor Farm Close)
Barton Falcons Big Ideer Tree (displayed at 2 Sharpenhoe Rd)
Highly Commended
Light – Arnold School
Nature’s gifts – Noah’s Ark (displayed at 146 Manor Rd)
Unity Tree – Barton Scouts (displayed at 21 Stuart Rd)

Families
1st I’d rather be at Hogwarts this Christmas – Burnett family (at 148 Bedford Rd)
Highly Commended
Homage to heroes – Gresham, Lupton & Simmons families (25 Harrold Rd)
Lockdown walk – Becky Mynett & family (8 Portobello Close)

Adults
1st A purr-fect Christmas – Purrfect Pet supplies (83b Bedford Rd)
2nd Ann Cassidy (7 Mill Lane)
Highly Commended
Barton Doctors Surgery (Hexton Rd)
Vera Turner (4 Old School Gardens)
NWR Diamond anniversary tree (63 Bedford Rd)

Judges:
Alan and Nan Cannon-Jones (Adults and families)
David and Sheila Daw (Children and young people)
This is their third year judging – they have a great deal of experience of Christmas Tree Festivals at Hitchin.