Penarth’s new configuration of three Christmas Trees – in place of the previous traditional large single one – appeared on the Clock Roundabout for the first time today.
Today’s trees were being mounted in the special trio of sockets which have been installed on advance on the clock roundabout along with the necessary power supplies.
A full 44 days in advance of Christmas Day, it’s the earliest date on which Penarth’s Christmas conifers have ever been installed.
The new three tree configuration will mean that shoppers and residents will have the advantage of being able to see the clock – normally obscured by previous trees.
The new triple-tree installation brings to an end Penarth’s tradition of having a single tree which, year after year, groundsmen usually installed with a greater degree of inclination than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Shoppers told PDN that in bad weather, with gales from the East, the swaying giant tree used to “scare the bejesus” out of them. This Christmas promises to be much less exciting.