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Cromer Christmas trees made from sausage rolls and traffic cones

Sausage roll tree and the tree outside Cromer Museum Image copyright RockShopBistro/Cromer Museum
Image caption From sausage rolls to 'mistletoe', Cromer has gained a reputation for putting up alternative Christmas trees

Traffic cones, sausage rolls and lobster pots: Christmas trees in one Norfolk seaside town are a little bit different.

In recent years, Cromer has gained a reputation for putting up alternative trees.

This year's efforts include a giant mistletoe-inspired tree outside the local museum and a traffic cone tree in the Cottage pub.

Bar worker Amanda West said: "We're a bit mad around here."

Previous years have included trees made from stacks of crab and lobster pots and a huge three-dimensional advent calendar.

Image copyright Amanda West
Image caption Amanda West from the Cottage pub said the traffic cone tree had been creating 'quite a few giggles'

The traffic cones at the Cottage in Louden Road are usually used to prevent unwanted parking during the town's festival.

But this year, staff have given them a festive makeover.

Landlord Mark Pearce piled them up "as a joke" before bar worker Amanda West decorated them.

Mrs West said: "We're a bit mad around here. About five years ago, the Cromer lighting committee made a giant tree out of lobster pots, and this year we've got a big mistletoe tree at one end of the churchyard."

Mrs West said the traffic cone tree had been very well-received and given people "quite a few giggles".

Meanwhile, at the Rock Shop Bistro, staff made a short-lived Christmas tree out of a stack of freshly made sausage rolls, which proved so popular it may be reappearing in the near future.

Image copyright Jewson
Image caption In 2014, this advent calendar obelisk tree went up in Cromer

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