The annual “Deck the Tree” run managed to catch the attention of photographer, Paul Kingston, up on Bolts Law Fell early yesterday morning. Paul’s not just any photographer, though, but one whose photos are often used in magazines, and the national press.
Imagine Mike Powell’s surprise this morning, when perusing his newspaper, he came across this photo of several Bounders running down to the tree after stopping for a photo on the summit of the fell. Only yesterday Colin Bell had showed us a clipping of the last time the run had made it into a newspaper, back in 1997.
In keeping with superstition, the tree will have to be “undecked” before Twelfth Night, so if you missed out on yesterday’s run, there will be another opportunity on Sunday 5th January… although there won’t be the same welcome party waiting at the tree.