Friday, December 8, 2023

Belper’s Advent Trees

This year Belper Woollen Woods’ Christmas yarnbombing took the form of an advent calendar. Every day, one new tree was decorated by groups and members of the community. Nailed started it off with Tree No. 1, which included a sack full of scarves and hats for those in need to take.

A huge amount of time and work goes into these trees, many being created by one or two people. Everyone involved hopes that Belper enjoyed their work on this year’s Christmas yarn graffiti!

Here is the full advent tree calendar. The trees will remain decorated until 5th January 2020.

1: Wilko’s
by Nailed: Belper Independent News Editor, Clare Washbrook
2. Poundland
by Chronic Creatives
3.Memorial Gardens
by U3A (University of the 3rd Age)
by Belper Baptist Church
5. Flower Shop
by Central Methodist Church
6. Campbell St.
by Chatterbox
7. Poundland
by Spencer Grove Care Home
8. Memorial Gardens
by Joy Meakin, Jan Sheppard and Diane Strauther
9. Memorial Gardens
by Holbrook School For Autism
10. HSBC
“Waiting For Father Christmouse” by Christine Anderson & Joan Hardy (StrictlyFabrics)
11. DWT Shop
Our Hosiery History by Belper North Mill
12. Ladbrokes
“12 Drummers Drumming” by Whitemoor Day Opportunities
13. Campbell Street
“Christmas Tea Time” by Marianne Hulse
14. Iceland
“Hedgehugs” by Helen Pridmore (
15. Costa Coffee
“The 12 Days of Christmas” by Suz Hennessey & Tracey Crawford
16. Memorial Gardens
“Hark the Herald Angels” by Christchurch Church
17. Lloyds Bank
by Air Ambulance Shop
18. Memorial Gardens
by Milford Care Home
19. Holland & Barrett
“3 Wise Men” by St. Peter’s Church
20. Flower Shop
by Belper Gardening Club
21. Memorial Gardens
by Oxfam Shop
22. Memorial Gardens
“Santa’s Favourites” by Cynthia Lenham & Christine Moorcroft
23. Poundland
by Openwoodgate Preschool
24. Memorial Gardens
“Hang The Stockings” by Transition Belper

Huge thanks go to Anne Clark for organising the event. Anne was involved in creating the St. Peter’s Church tree.

The hats and scarves from Tree 1 have all gone now. If any readers have hats, scarves, or gloves they no longer want, please consider donating them to those cold and outside this Christmas. Just stick them in Nailed’s sack outside Wilko’s.

Merry Christmas, Jolly Yule, Warm Midwinter, Happy Hanukkah from all at Nailed!

One thought on “Belper’s Advent Trees

  • Ian Mc Ewen

    A great idea and beautifully done by all the groups involved. A novel way to brighten up a dull and rainy December.

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