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The 78-year-old Christmas Tree, complete with original decorations.<br />
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When it comes to a Christmas tree prudent Derek Parker is the ultimate scrooge - as he's had the same one for 78 years.<br />
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Derek is the same age as the 3ft fragile tree as has never had a Christmas without it.<br />
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His mother Lilly bought it for seven shillings and sixpence (37p) in 1937 when he was three-months-old and after he married wife Sybil in 1957 he took it with him.<br />
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The delicate tree has survived seven house moves over the last seven decades and the couple bring it out every Christmas for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to enjoy.