Monday, 10 September 2012

St Edmund's Heritage Fair, Downham Market, Norfolk

On Saturday 8th September St Edmund's Church in Downham Market held it's annual Heritage event for Heritage Open Days. and this year we had a stall there! Coral set up and ran it all day, with just an odd break here and there. Here's Donna joining her from her Lubi-loo craft stall which she ran with her mum.
We sold wool, patterns and knitting magazines. Coral was also an excellent spokeswoman for our group. We will see tomorrow morning if she managed to recruit any new members!!

We set up a craft activity in case any children attended. Last year there were hardly any young children, but this year, the advertising must have paid off, because there were lots of mums with pushchairs and youngsters.  Below Coral is demonstrating how to make a Mexican God's eye.

Here is my niece Laura with her two boys, my gt nephews, Rick and Sam:

Laura and Rick

Sam & Rick with finished Gods' eyes

It was a wonderful day with loads to do and see. There was a 3 day Flower Festival inside the church which had started on Friday. (The photo below was taking during setting up on Thursday).

The one day Heritage Fair had lots of community and craft stalls. There was food inside the Church Hall, also coffee, tea, juice and wine; and the beer was especially gratefully received as it was a boiling hot day! 

Just before midday the rector, Fr James Mather arrived in the middle of the church field and proceeded to place himself in the stocks! He was wearing his cassock, but that didn't prevent him from being pelted with wet sponges for the next 20 minutes! Here's Florence about to launch her wet sponge at him!

We had a real treat at 2pm when Cy Payne and the Downham Market Swing Orchestra started up. They played almost solidly for the next 2 hours, concluding a wonderful inaugural day out with our stall.

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