Wonky Christmas tree resembling ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’ leaves locals in stitches

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A wonky Christmas tree in Gosport has left locals in fits of giggles after they say it resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa thanks to its jaunty angle

The tree, covered in blue and white lights with red baubles, appeared to mimic the Leaning Tower of Pisa with Gosport residents, Hants, jokily posing as if propping it up
The tree, covered in blue and white lights with red baubles, appeared to mimic the Leaning Tower of Pisa with Gosport residents, Hants, jokily posing as if propping it up

It’s officially December, meaning the countdown is on for Christmas and towns up and down the country are getting into the festive spirit.

But one town’s attempt to get into the mood has been met with giggles from locals, after a Christmas tree was installed at a wonky angle.

The tree, covered in blue and white lights with red baubles, appeared to mimic the Leaning Tower of Pisa with Gosport residents, Hants, jokily posing as if propping it up.

Jan Richardson, who lives in the area, said she saw it being put up while gales were blowing due to Storm Arwen.

She said: “I watched the tree being taken off the lorry the other night and they had a dreadful time with the wind.”

The installation of the festive decorations has not been smooth sailing as the town’s first tree was damaged in transit
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The installation of the festive decorations has not been smooth sailing as the town’s first tree was damaged in transit.

Carol Whyte commented on Facebook : “They had only one job to do.”

Gemma Shepherd added that it looked ‘like her tree’.

After locals pointed out the problems with the the festive fir it has now been ‘straightened’.

Graham Burgess, leader of Gosport Borough Council, said: “I believe the tree was straightened.

“I was told it was at an angle, the contractors came back – I do know that they were doing things to it.

“We have delivered again in the sense of providing Christmas decorations despite the situation we’re in at the moment with the pandemic.”

Like many areas across the UK, Gosport cancelled the Christmas lights switch on this Saturday due to the storm which ripped through the country leaving thousands without power for days.

This tree isn’t the first to be met with laughs this festive season.

Shoppers in Glasgow were left in stitches after the “saddest Christmas tree ever” was put on display – complete with equally depressing metal fencing around it.

Locals in Springburn had a good laugh at the expense of the small tree which was spotted outside a closed-down corner shop over the weekend, the Daily Record reported.

This rather sad looking specimen hasn’t even been decorated – making it look very naked in among the festive celebrations.

And in Grimsby, a “national embarrassment” of a Christmas was taken down after locals were less than impressed.

The 10ft cone-shaped artificial tree in the town cost North East Lincolnshire Council more than £1,000.

Locals were baffled when the festive decoration was installed in Riverhead Square on Thursday and several people complained about it, with a resident claiming they had a bigger tree in their house.

A person said: “That is so embarrassing. It’s an insult to Grimsby.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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