Sunday, 26 September 2021

Sales and fireworks won’t go

SUE RYDER will have to find a new venue for its three-weekly sales of donated goods, which can attract up to 1,400 people.

Mrs Spiers says: “We will be doing as much as we can to replicate the feeling of the sales. We have a huge team of volunteers who work on the sales and have been supporting us. They are so successful and we have outgrown the huge space they take up. We know the sales have a huge local following and we don’t want to lose that.

“Not many other events take place in the grounds — there are the annual fireworks but we will hold those in another location. The smaller community events can be repeated somewhere else but we will work through those as we get to them.”

Mrs Spiers grew up in Peppard and used to attend the sales herself.

She says: “I bought hippy clothes for Reading Festival. I also came to the fireworks as a child. I have an affection for the building and always have had but my view is this is the right thing to do with the building.”

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