The stoical spirit of villagers in Langham prevailed on Bank Holiday Monday as the annual Langham Street Market went ahead in less than ideal weather.
The Noel Arms in Langham stepped up and provided under cover stall space to ensure the popular event could still go ahead and people adapted to the “typical Bank Holiday” conditions by holding stalls in garages and rigging up all manner of covers.
Organisers said that despite the rain, there was a good atmosphere and said a “huge thank you” to all the stallholders who kept a smile on their face despite the weather, as well as everyone who put up their umbrellas and pulled on their rain macs to visit the event.
There was good food served at Langham Village Hall, The Noel Arms and The Wheatshead, where the beer, cider and music festival continued.
Raffle ticket winners have been contacted, and that magnificent Barrow of Booze is being enjoyed!
All that remains now is to allocate the proceedings to the village groups who took part by providing a stall or game.
Due to the weather and the drop in attendance, this will be less than previous markets but the Langham Events Group is optimistic that a good amount of money will have been raised.
Organisers added: “Thank you also to all those who volunteered to help on the day; events like this can be organised by a smaller team but they do need (and appreciate) willing hands to help.”