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Cononley 's giant Christmas tree finally gets the festive chop
Festive fun finally ended in Cononley when three fellers chopped down a 30ft Christmas tree outside the village’s historic New Inn.
The giant spruce was a gift to landlord Ian Savoury from pub regular Robert Riley, who farms above Lothersdale. But after Twelfth Night, it had to be toppled.
“I’ve got about 2,000 conifers on a plantation and they’ve all grown too big for domestic use, so I thought I’d let Ian have one,” said Mr Riley, of Lower Weasel Farm.
“And he kindly gave us a few Christmas pints during what was a long and thirsty couple of weeks!”
Mr Riley put up the tree with son-in-law and landscaper Andrew Radcliffe – and then chainsawed it down, too.
“It was a great tree and part of a very successful Christmas for the pub,” said Mr Savoury, as he stood over the fallen fir.