The beginning of December is traditionally when the Christmas Trees go up around the lovely town of Eccleshall (where I’m lucky to live). This past Sunday, I took my camera out bright and early for a walk around to capture this annual event and also show off some of the Christmas window displays starting to appear around the town. Eccleshall has a few big trees up this year with the main one featuring drawings from a local school inside baubles on the tree! What a fantastic idea?! If you live local to Eccleshall its full of amazing independent shops and always sparks the best community spirit! This is my favourite time of year so check out my instagram for the latest in festive snaps!
I posted the photo’s in local groups on facebook and the feedback was lovely to read..
“What fab photos captivating the wonderful spirit and charm of the place l’m so proud to call home. Thank you!” – Catherine Hazeldine
“These are fantastic James!! You’ve really captured Eccleshall highstreet. (& thank you so much for taking such ace shots of our window! They look so lovely & a million times better than any of my attempts!)” – Chlöe, The Curious Wren
“Amazing photos James, thank you for sharing. I’m terrible at trying to get my windows photographed so you’ve made my day” – Joanne, Buttercup and daisies with Love
“What a lovely thing to do, and what a treat for people like me who were born and bred in Eccleshall, but now live abroad (California). Thank you James!” – Susan Miller
“So very well done. A very big thank you to everyone involved in making eccleshall such a magical place at Christmas for young and old. And also the hard work in the summer to those who are involved when the baskets are hung making it a very colourful high street. And lastly for James Merricks lovely photos. Thank you all for making life so pleasant to live in Eccleshall” – Fiorella Blanch
You can see a selection on photos below!