Audlem Festive Display 2005

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I wish to thank John Davies for all the massive effort he put in to cut the tree in Higher Heath and then to shape it to fit the socket we had created in the centre of the square. He has done this now since 2000 with no thought of reward. A great fellow and ably assisted by Holly and Charlie his children as you can see in the photos. Thanks also to David Latchford of ADAS.

A huge thank-you to Richard Furber — our Parish Council Chairman — for ensuring the safe transportation of the tree to Audlem on his 25 foot trailer. The tree was 14 metres tall before we cut it. It is now standing about 10 metres high.

A great job was once again done by Jonathan Gleave with his long loader in getting the tree into the socket safely. He does this for us each year without complaint. Bill Consterdine and Mike Hill — councillors — both worked hard in dressing the small trees in my long barn and then Bill and I placed them in their positions. We have many more to do and all will be completed in a day or so. The small trees did not materialise as promised, so on Thursday night I was at Focus DIY Store, cleaning them out of small Christmas trees. Three journeys in my trusty and battered Volvo Estate!

Finally a huge thank you to Phil Baker for getting all the lights to work and spending all day Saturday connecting it all up. Mike Haines and Peter "Mumbles" Hollinshead worked hard over the afternoon attaching the streams of lights from the Cherry Picker Platform.

ADAS has spent a lot of money in lighting up Audlem as beautifully as we have done — close to £1000 — and this would not be possible without the contributions of all ADAS members and those who so generously help us with cash from time to time. Our thanks to all of you and we hope you will feel your subs/donations have been worthwhile.

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