Sunday, 25 November 2012

WW2 - Christmas tree london

WW2 Christmas tree London

We see it every year and thousands of visitors look on. Yes I am talking about the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square London - The Tree is a Norwegian Spruce that has stood there all 20 metres plus since 1947.

The tree stands there for the 12 nights of Christmas covered in 500 white lights. The events here are wonderful with full carol services and children's visits. Does anyone really know why we have the tree here? Is it just for decoration or for prosperity....

Well actually as nice as the tree may be.. We have received this from Norway since 1947 for us to remember them and them to remember us. It is a thank you  from the people of Norway for the support we gave to them in the 2nd World War...

Let us not forget what terrible situations the Norwegian people had to go through and the tales and stories of a Nazi regime that will live on for years to come.

So all we ask is that the next time you see the tree either on TV or actually in London itself just remember that many people dies during this conflict and if only for a few seconds we remember all that have died and fought for this wonderful country that we live in. If this be past wars or current conflicts that we have to protect us from.

At the base of the tree it reads

"This tree is given by the city of Oslo as a token of Norwegian gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during the years 1940-45."

Have a great Christmas and New year 2012...Frosts Senior Management Team

For your own Christmas Tree like the Trafalgar Square tree visit

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