Record-breaking number of Christmas trees and Queen Victoria is amused by Melton’s festivities

Victorian stall holder Shirley Maddex gets together with Historic Re-enactors Jed Jaggard and Adam Cockerill. Photos: Tim Williams.

Victorian stall holder Shirley Maddex gets together with Historic Re-enactors Jed Jaggard and Adam Cockerill. Photos: Tim Williams.

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Melton Mowbray’s Christmas tree festival and Victorian fayre have been bigger and better than ever this year.

St Mary’s Church has seen a record-breaking 1,254 Christmas trees created by local groups, schools, businesses and individuals.

While other Christmas events in the area have been affected by bad weather and high winds, Melton’s celebrations this weekend have continued. The popular Victorian fayre has seen plenty turn out in their best period costumes.

The events continue today with a variety of stalls, music and entertainment, including from Melton’s The Voice finalist Howard Rose and historical musicians The Grinnigogs.

Queen Victoria looks mildly amused with the entertainment on stage. Photos: Tim Williams.

Queen Victoria looks mildly amused with the entertainment on stage. Photos: Tim Williams.

Mince pies on offer from Nottingham Building Society staff Jackie Long, Steve Smith, Jacqueline Swift and Sophie Brooks. Photos: Tim Williams.

Mince pies on offer from Nottingham Building Society staff Jackie Long, Steve Smith, Jacqueline Swift and Sophie Brooks. Photos: Tim Williams.