Tuesday, 25 September 2018

More than 1,000 people visit Christmas fair at Herb Farm

More than 1,000 people visit Christmas fair at Herb Farm

A CHRISTMAS fair was held at a garden centre in Sonning Common.

More than 1,000 attended the event at the Herb Farm, off Peppard Road, on Sunday.

Traders set up stalls inside the garden centre’s greenhouses selling Christmas decorations, bread, cakes, chocolates, cider, fudge and carved ornaments. Owner Richard Scott said: “It went very well and a good day was had by all.

“This is the third year we have run the fair, which provides an opportunity for local craftspeople and food suppliers to come together.

“We have more undercover space available at this time of year as we have fewer plants for sale, so the stallholders can set up in greenhouses.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy it and we were pleased that no cars got stuck parking in the field.”

Stallholder Roger Lester, of Westleigh Drive, Sonning Common, used a machine to make wooden spinning tops to give out to children. He said: “It’s something that I do for the kids and fun.

“When parents go to things like this not everyone can afford something but when the kids see me they come and stand to watch me making things.”

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