Kirkby Underwood's revived Christmas fair a hit with villagers
A village Christmas fair held for the first time in about 20 years proved a hit with visitors at the weekend.
The Kirkby Underwood Christmas fair took place on Sunday at the village hall from 2pm to 6pm and drew around 100 to 150 people.
“It was really well supported and we’re very happy with how many people attended,” said Katrine Hudson, one of the organisers of the event.
“After costs we raised £435, which will be split 50/50 between the village hall and church.”
The event offered a social shopping opportunity for residents and visitors with stalls selling a variety of goods.
“We used to run a Christmas fair 20 or so years ago but decided to revive it with a difference,” said Katrine.
“We had a variety of stalls including jewellery, hampers, chocolate smash cakes and goodies, homemade candles, Avon beauty products, Honey, Paint a Pot, Concept Gifts and many more.
"The stall holders all seemed to do well.”
There was also a raffle and tombola and crafts were available for children to get involved in while a post box specially for letters to Father Christmas was on site.
Mulled wine, tea and coffee along with cakes and shortbread were also on sale.
Katrine said that as a result of the success of the fair, they would look at holding it again next year.
“Everyone appeared to have a brilliant time and during the first hour the hall was jam packed and you could not have got any more people in there.
“I walked around the hall doing a Facebook live video showing what was going on and it seemed to have gone down well.
“We’re already talking about hosting another fair next year.”