Oakham Castle’s Christmas Market attracts 1,000 visitors

Graham Butler, of the Coffee Bag Company
Graham Butler, of the Coffee Bag Company
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A CHRISTMAS Market at Oakham Castle on Saturday attracted an incredible 1,000 visitors.

Organiser Shalini Sinha Austin said they counted 821 on the door but then lost track.

“It was a brilliant day,” she said.

The event was the third of its kind put on by Stamford Artisans Guild.

“Everything is 100 per cent handmade and everything is made within a 40-mile radius of Stamford,” says Shalini.

The guild became a limited not-for-profit company in September and is owned by its members.

“We’ve just gone from strength to strength. We’re made up of hobby crafters and people who have very small businesses but could never afford to run a shop,” Shalini says.

There will be a Christmas Craft Market at Oakham Castle on December 12 as part of the late-night shopping evening.