Christmas tree floats into Falmouth harbour

By Joseph Macey

16th Sep 2021 | Local News

A 33ft high floating Christmas tree made from 1,000 lights was moored on Fish Strand Quay on Thursday night.

The floating Christmas pontoon was built by local Penryn company WorkFloat, as well as the award-winning folding workboat they have also patented a product called ScaffFloat, a pontoons system made using scaffolding, that was used to build the floating tree.

Toby Budd of WorkFloat said:

''We just thought it would be a nice thing to do, and we've had some lovely feedback on social media from people saying thank you so I am glad we made the effort.

"After all, if Mousehole can do it then surely Falmouth can do better, in fact, I have already had some local businesses asking if they can sponsor one for next year, so you never know we could end up with a floating forest of lights in the harbour, not what we had in mind but something that would be great for Falmouth and the town centre if it went ahead.''

The floating display was made possible thanks to a few local businesses that chipped in to help.

Jack from Five West and Five Bellow provided the 26 strings of LED lights, Danny from Metalcraft provided the 1m wide star, Edd from Greenstone Landscaping provided the wire stays and Martyn from Falmouth Haven provided the moorings.

Richard Gates Falmouth Town Manager added:

"The floating Christmas tree in the harbour provided and installed by ScaffFloat is a great addition to the festive lights this year across the town.

"It is much appreciated that Toby and the team at ScaffFloat have given their time, energy and sponsorship to make this work. Thanks also to Falmouth Harbour Commissioners for agreeing on the location and the install."

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