Hollingbourne’s Christmas tree is now up on Tanyard Green.

Hollingbourne’s Christmas tree was today erected on Tanyard Green and it stands next to the tree planted this morning by Councillor Andrea Marshall to replace the diseased tree that was removed earlier this year. At the November Parish Council meeting it was agreed to dedicate the tree to Parish Councillor Alan Bennett who died in October. The Christmas tree is an annual gift to the village from Leeds Castle.

Hollingbourne is fortunate is having more than one Christmas tree each year as some of the residents of Musket Lane erect one on Eyhorne Green. This year’s tree is already in place and is lit at night.

The village tradition of singing carols around the Tanyard Green Christmas tree is being revived this year on Wednesday 19th December except that the singers will visit both trees before adjourning to the Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street for refreshments. The event starts at 6pm on Eyhorne Green and all are welcome.

Pictured below are the trees installed today on Tanyard Green (top three) and the Eyhorne Green tree (bottom).

The Hollingbourne Christmas tree from Leeds Castle which is lit up by hundreds of small lights after dark.
The Hollingbourne Christmas tree with the new tree which is to be dedicated to the late Councillor Alan Bennett in the foreground.
The new tree just planted by Councillor Andrea Marshall which is to be dedicated to the memory of Alan Bennett.
The Eyhorne Green Christmas tree provided by residents of Musket Lane. Picture: Beccy Stroud.