Please,  as from Friday the 10th December we would request that everyone wears a mask when attending events at the Hall. New guidance rules include the wearing of masks in indoor settings.

Firstly a quick recap on last weekend. There was a great turnout of stallholders for the Book Fair last Saturday. The majority of sellers were regulars on the North West Book circuit and they had some fantastic books. They stock general paperbacks and rare and collectable books too. I found a rare one I had been looking out for and at a really reasonable price, much cheaper than any online prices We were pleased to be able to help out both the Cats Protection League and the North West Air Ambulance charities as they both had book stalls at the Fair.

Local artist, author and book illustrator, Hilary Roper was also in attendance and signed copies of her children`s books. Hilary also paints oil on canvas and as well as selling her work at a gallery in Birmingham, she will also be exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire show in 2022.

Please do continue to support the Book Fairs which are held quarterly at the Hall on Saturdays with an additional mid week date in August added.  If you would like a pocket booklet posting with all Book Fair, Flea Market and Craft Fair dates in 2022 please contact 01756 749235 or 07989 585564

Now to the busy weekend ahead – Denis Westmorland will be providing the live music for dancing on Friday evening. The event commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Admission is just £5.00 on the door. Please bring along your own Picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided. A raffle will aid funds. Booklets will be available listing all next years monthly Picnic supper dances. Please contact the above if you would like one posting .

The Library and Village Hall Committee will be back in action on Saturday morning when they will jointly host a Coffee morning. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu. There will be a Book and CD stall aiding Hall funds and a Bric a Brac stall in aid of Manorlands. The raffle will raise funds for the Library. Please come along and enjoy a catch up before Christmas.

Sunday will be the last opportunity to grab a bargain before Christmas when the last Vintage, Collectables and Crafts Fair of the year will be held. The event opens around 9.30.a.m, but please pop in sooner if it is more convenient with your other plans for the day. Stalls will close for business around 3.30.p.m. There are lots of stalls booked in, selling a huge variety of items. Great ideas for Christmas gifts, lots of books and jigsaws to keep everyone occupied over Winter. Beautifully knitted baby and childrens items. Plus lots of unique Vintage and Collectable items. A tombola supporting the Cats protection league and a stall supporting Manorlands. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m.

Please do give these local events your support.