St Helen’s Christmas Market and Trinity Christmas Fair (and a Robin)

November 26, 2017

I enjoyed going to Jumble Sales as a youngster in the village where I lived from the age of 10, and still have some of the prize finds from back then.

On Saturday, St Helen’s Church and Trinity Church both had their Christmas sales – events not unlike those jumble sales.
Church Christmas Fairs
At St Helen’s Church there were stalls in the south aisle – with a long table of books down the centre; a jewellery stall under St Helen’s Window; new painting by local artists either side; and refreshments along most of the south wall.
Church Christmas Fairs
Bric-a-brac and crafts were on sale opposite the refreshments, and then a raffle and children’s toys.
Church Christmas Fairs
At Trinity, the Christmas Fair was in the Conduit Centre – the church hall that once served as as school room, but now is more of a Community Hall. There was a rectangle of tables at the centre with people selling cakes, pickles and jams, jewellery, bric-a-brac, and raffle tickets.
Church Christmas Fairs
Other stalls were round the outside, including a Traidcraft stall, books and toys and crafts; and fund raising games run by uniformed organisations.

As at St Helen’s Church, there was an area for people to sit with refreshments and enjoy each others company.
Church Christmas Fairs
I did get some good finds, but best of all, coming out of St Helen’s Church, I got a nice picture of a Robin on the churchyard wall.

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  • 1. ppjs  |  November 27, 2017 at 6:19 am

    What a splendid robin to greet us – many thanks, Backstreeter!

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