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Christmas Common tree adorns 10 Downing Street
Published 17/12/13



A CHRISTMAS tree from South Oxfordshire has been delivered to 10 Downing Street.

Andrew Ingram, who owns the Tree Barn in Christmas Common, transported the 18ft 6in Nordmann Fir tree to London with his wife Jane, manager Gary Walford and employee Michal Weizer.

Mr Ingram was given the honour of supplying the Prime Minister’s tree after winning a competition to find the best Christmas tree in Britain for the second time in three years.

“It is a beautiful tree,” he said. “We are very proud of it.”

The group was given a tour of No 10 by the housekeeper during their visit but did not meet David Cameron as he was travelling to South Africa to attend the Nelson Mandela memorial service.

However, on Sunday London Mayor Boris Johnson visited the Tree Barn to buy his tree. Mr Ingram is unsure whether he will enter the British Christmas Tree Growers Association competition again.

He said: “I think we should retire gracefully because we have won it twice now but Gary is very keen to do it again so we will have to see. We might have a go in 2015.”

The Ingrams have been growing and selling trees and festive decorations in Christmas Common since 1970.


Published 17/12/13

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