The Christmas Market 2012

Before or, in some cases, after visiting the Charity Christmas Tree Festival, visitors came through to the halls to the Christmas market and the infamous “St. John’s Café”!

Even the link corridor looked lovely with Christmassy plants on the window ledges!

In the small hall there were activities for children - ranging from games, through craft activities to face painting – run by the Eagles and the Brownies & Guides.

The main hall was constantly busy with stalls such as the ever-popular tombola,.  

Sometimes there were long queues for this!

The cake stall was as busy as usual ....

.... as was the “Christmas stall”!  

This year the “Vintage candles”, in tea cups and glasses, were in particular demand!

Other stalls included crafts and cards, 

plants and fruit, and raffle.

Then there was the café 

which at times was so busy that people had to be asked to vacate their seats when they’d finished to make way for others.

Their was a lively, Christmassy atmosphere in the market and café with people making new, and catching up with old, friends as well as exchanging banter with the stall holders and, of course, spending their money!

All the hard work literally paid off with the market and café raising £3,545.01 over the whole weekend! 

Well done everybody and a big “thank you” to everyone who came and spent their money with us!