Avril and Christopher Rowlands light up their giant Christmas tree in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, 03/12/2022. A couple’s first Christmas tree which they planted 44 years ago and now stands 50ft high is the only bright landmark in Britain’s darkest village. See SWNS story SWBNtree. Avril and Christopher Rowlands planted the £6 fir in the front garden of their new home in 1978. The whopping tree now towers over their four-bedroom detached house and stands a whopping 50ft high. Over the years, the couple have decorated the tree with 3,000 festive lights, which they turn on each December. The tree now stands as the only illumination in Inkberrow, Worcs., which is officially Britain’s darkest village which has no street lighting. Despite rocketing energy costs, the couple refused to cancel this year’s official turn on and hundreds of people joined them to see it lit up on Saturday night. Retired TV writer Avril, 76, said: "After two years of somewhat scaled back versions due to Covid we're planning to get the tree back to its full glory this year.