Members of the Men’s Shed with Christine Earnshaw and Verity Jowett of the HDFA, and the Christmas Tree Forest. Pictures: Ian Burt

A Christmas Tree Forest has brought some much-needed festive cheer to Hunstanton.

Thanks to the team effort of the Men’s Shed in the seaside town, school children and community groups, the forest has been installed on the Upper Green for all to enjoy all through this month.

Designed and made by the Men’s Shed, the forest has seven wooden Christmas trees made out of recycled wooden pallets, with hundreds of wooden baubles, decorated by hand.

The project has been spearheaded by the Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts (HDFA).

HDFA festival director Stephen Hayter said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring our local community groups together to make this new project happen. 

“Men’s Shed have done a wonderful job constructing the trees and big thanks go to the children at Hunstanton Primary and Heacham Junior schools for their enthusiastic efforts in decorating the wooden baubles for the trees.

“We should also thank the HDFA team – Dawn, Christine, Ann and Verity – for their hard work and dedication in making this project a success and who knows, this could be the start of a brand new tradition for Hunstanton in the coming years.”