Festive treats put shoppers in mood for Christmas

Cheers! Jackie Bateman, Sharon Leatherton Visitor Centre Staff and Anne Bauckham event organiser ready to welcome visitors to Bateman's Christmas Market. Photot: John Aron. ANL-191125-100238001
Cheers! Jackie Bateman, Sharon Leatherton Visitor Centre Staff and Anne Bauckham event organiser ready to welcome visitors to Bateman's Christmas Market. Photot: John Aron. ANL-191125-100238001

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with festive markets taking place across our district.

Alford’s famous Christmas Craft Market took place  at Alford Corn Exchange this weekend.

There were lots of new quality craft stalls and some old favourites - but all 100 per cent handmade.Among the crafts were stunning original art and lino cut cards, pottery, stained glass, macramé, bears, leatherware, hand-painted wooden children’s toys, decoupage, inventive fantasy art, funky handbags, pottery, gorgeous silver jewellery and brightly coloured polymer clay jewellery.

To add to the atmosphere, there was also live acoustic music and festive refreshments.

Batemans Brewery also  held its  second Christmas Market over the weekend.

Again there were plenty of gift ideas on the festive stalls, featuring crafts from around the area, 

The VC shop was also open selling gifts, including the full range of Batemans bottled beers.

Visitors were also able to go on  Brewery tours.