April is an odd month to be writing about last year's Christmas tree, which certainly provoked plenty of discussion and often disagreement.. But information about the tree and the lights wasn't readily available until January, so here it is now. Society members will be better informed than most of the general public come next Christmas!
The display was the creation of Blachere Illumination, an international company with over forty years experience. They have made similar trees for Dublin, Paris, Lisbon and Montreal. The tree was made up of 41 aluminium spheres with more than 40,000 low energy LED lights and, importantly, it matched stylistically the lighting in the adjacent streets.