TROWBRIDGE funeral directors Barker and Courtiers have put up a memorial Christmas tree for families to pay tribute to their deceased loved ones.

The business, in Bond Street, is inviting people to write a message and then hang it on the tree, which was put up on Monday.

Funeral director Stephan Coke said: “We know that Christmas can be a very difficult time of the year for people who have lost someone close to them.

“The memorial Christmas tree is one small way that we can help local families remember their loved ones.

“Families can send their memorial tag to us, to be hung on the tree, or they can come in and place their tag on the tree.”

For more information, call 01225 752637.