In the foreground is the church's Prayer Tree with the reminder that "Love came down at Christmas" and people's prayer messages about what is on their hearts and their resolution to let God purify their hearts.
Then a great variety of other imaginative decorations:
|The Post Office/newsagent with stamps and crayons...|
the W.I. with knitted Christmas puddings and threaded button baubles...and the Scottish accountant in his fir-tree kilt, calculator to hand and financial tips at foot.
|The Cheviot Hotel's Christmas tree is made of corks.|
Behind is the North Tyne Flower Club
|Bellingham in Bloom celebrating a gold award|