Another successful market took place on Friday 25th November 2016 at the Village Centre.
Items on sale included cards, jewellery, handmade children’s clothes, knitted goods, handbags and scarves, handmade wooden items, local honey, Christmas decorations and ornaments.
The village Pre-School, Primary School and Historians all had stalls to raise funds.
St Dunstan’s Church sold refreshments including mince pies and mulled wine.
Pupils from Sackville School sold BBQ hot dogs, burgers and cakes to raise money for a charitable expedition to Nepal.
Santa arrived in style and over 50 children were able to visit him in his grotto.
Two lucky raffle winners won baskets of treats and goodies – with raffle items donated by local residents and businesses.
Click here to see photos of the event.
For information about next year’s market, contact Rebecca Roberts at the Village Council’s office.
Phone; 01342 823770.
Christmas Market 2015
Friday 27th November was the 7th village market; a very big thank you to everyone who helped make the afternoon a festive success.
Over 280 residents plus all the children came along to see the primary school children sing Carols, Santa in his grotto, start their Christmas shopping and sample the mulled wine and mince pies.
Special thanks go to the Horse Drawn Carriage Company for making sure Santa arrived on time; our Elf (Cllr John O’Brien) and Mother Christmas (Di Bright); St Dunstan’s Church for the Christmas café; Colin for his Christmas Carols; and Graham Keenor for providing the fabulous Christmas tree.
Christmas Market 2014
This year’s Christmas Market (28th November) was another huge success. Now in it’s 6th year, we had over 400 people join in the fun of Christmas cheer. Children sang Christmas Carols before the Christmas Tree lights were switched on by the Chair of the Parish Council, Jenny Forbes. Santa was in his grotto and over 70 children visited and gave him their wish lists for Christmas. Children were also entertained with lucky dips, face painting, colouring and of course there was the chance to buy gifts and crafts from the wide range of traders stalls. Refreshments were provided by St Dunstan’s Church serving mulled wine and mince pies on the stage and in the marquee at the entrance Ashurst Wood Junior Football Club were selling hotdogs and burgers whilst the Youth Club made fresh crepes and sold soft drinks.
Thank you to everyone who help setting-up and of course the clearing-up.