Village fair’s cracking crafts

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.  Pictured is Julie Clitheroe from Glass Jules.
Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall. Pictured is Julie Clitheroe from Glass Jules.

Kelbrook’s annual two day arts and crafts fair has once again been hailed as a huge success as a four figure sum was raised for the village hall.

There were 22 stalls of high quality, hand-made arts and crafts for the public to browse and buy which included ceramics, cards, wood carvings, paintings, photography, candles, pottery and more.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall

The hall was very busy on both days and, as in previous years, the fair was organised to help raise money towards the continuing refurbishment and maintenance of Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.

Kelbrook Ladies’ Guild were also on hand to serve a selection of delicious home-made food for visitors and stall holders to enjoy.

Village hall committee secretary, Mary Miller, said: “The fair raised slightly more than last year which was £1,200 so it was a very good weekend for us.

“Several visitors commented on the quality and variety of the gifts and the lovely environment they were in.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall

“A huge thank you must go to Andrea Brewster for organising the event, the stall holders, the Ladies Guild for catering, and of course, all the visitors who came to support it. Everybody had a good time and the result at the end of the weekend was great.”

Funds have been going towards the main hall floor which has now been sanded and resealed and the next refurbishment to take place will be the front hall door and surround to make it as modern and attractive as the rest of the building.

The new look and reasonable hire price has seen the hall become a venue for several recent wedding receptions where the hall has been transformed into a place of celebration.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.  Linda Wildman makes a purchase from Elaine Aitken of Button Angel.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall. Linda Wildman makes a purchase from Elaine Aitken of Button Angel.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.  Pictured is Karen McKinstry from Quirk, Strangeness & Charm.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall. Pictured is Karen McKinstry from Quirk, Strangeness & Charm.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall.  Pictured is Nikki Parsons from Nikki's Book Folding Frenzy.

Arts and Crafts fair at Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall. Pictured is Nikki Parsons from Nikki's Book Folding Frenzy.