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Sheringham trader puts a technological spin on Christmas with a computer-themed tree

PUBLISHED: 19:04 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 19:41 23 November 2017

Sheringham computer shop owner Clive Sanham with his technology-inspired Christmas tree and wreath. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham computer shop owner Clive Sanham with his technology-inspired Christmas tree and wreath. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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A Sheringham shop owner has put a technological twist on his festive decorations, by creating a 7ft tall Christmas tree made entirely from unwanted computer parts.

The Christmas tree created by Sheringham shop owner Clive Sanham using computer motherboards . Photo: KAREN BETHELL The Christmas tree created by Sheringham shop owner Clive Sanham using computer motherboards . Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Clive Sanham, who owns PC Simple computer store in Station Road, came up with the idea for the digital display after accumulating a large stack of parts left over from repairs.

“I’d been thinking about doing it for about five years, but could never find the time,” he said.

A 'branch' of the Christmas tree created by Sheringham shop owner Clive Sanham using computer motherboards. Photo: KAREN BETHELL A 'branch' of the Christmas tree created by Sheringham shop owner Clive Sanham using computer motherboards. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The tree, which is made up of dozens of motherboards from machines ranging from modern laptops to 10-year-old PCs, was decked out with lights and baubles before being placed at the shop entrance, with Mr Sanham also fashioning a Christmas wreath from old memory chips and keyboard tiles.

“I’ve had a great response and it’s got people talking - I think they are quite intrigued,” he said. “It took me a whole day to make it, but I’m glad I did and will even think about making an animated one next year.”

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