Thursday, 21 October 2021

tolhurst mulberry fayre

MORE than 500 adults and children attended the second annual Mulberry Fayre at the Hardwick Estate

MORE than 500 adults and children attended the second annual Mulberry Fayre at the Hardwick Estate in Whitchurch.

The arts and produce show featured demonstrations, market stalls and workshops by a range of performers and craftsmen, including jugglers, photographers, authors, florists, sculptors and farmers. Live music was provided by Dolly and the Clothes Pegs, from Whitchurch, while Miriam Rose, who lives at Hardwick House with her father Sir Julian Rose, gave guided tours of the property.

Nick Brazil, who lives in the village, presented a slideshow of images from his recent trip to Namibia and author Jim Donohue displayed prints from his recent photo books on Whitchurch and Henley. Lorraine Bannerman read children’s stories and Romily Swan demonstrated traditional wool-dyeing.

The afternoon raised £325 for Mad Aid, which cares for disabled children in Moldova. Co-organiser Tamara Schiopu said: “We had great feedback from visitors and stallholders. They love coming to our events because they’re very down-to-earth and the garden is lovely in the summer.”

The next event will be a squash and pumpkin fayre on October 4.





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