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1969 Christmas tree history

Christmas Tree

For almost two decades, Vanguard played a central role in ‘planting’ the a major focal point of the capital’s festivities: the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree.

We provided free transport of the Christmas Tree from Felixstowe Docks and temporary secure storage at Western Avenue, then delivered it to Central London and our early morning crew and crane would ‘plant’ the Christmas Tree.

The Tree is an annual gift from the people of the City of Oslo to Britain for help given to them during the dark days of Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

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