A FESTIVE landmark has returned to the Huddersfield skyline.
A giant crane was brought in by directors of Lockwood firm KD Decoratives to put a 30ft Christmas tree back on top of the firm’s Albert Street buildings.
The festive tree has been a familiar sight for more than five years but had to come down for urgent repairs earlier this year.
The artificial tree was a year-round reminder of Christmas and illustrated KD’s expertise in designing and building Christmas displays for shopping centres, theme parks and cruise ships.
The firm is busy installing displays at scores of retail centres across the country, bringing wintry scenes featuring animated Yuletide characters such as singing snowmen, Santas, elves and reindeer.
KD chairman Richard Kitchen-Dunn said: “We took the tree down to repair it because the lights needed rewiring. It has been up several years.
“We decided to put it back because we were getting so many emails and letters from people asking what had happened to the tree and whether we intended to replace it. Even the children at the local school said they missed seeing it.”