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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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