Christmas craft market comes to Alford this weekend

Craftsmen and women in Alford are putting on their own Christmas craft market this weekend, after the annual event was cancelled this year.

Alford Christmas Craft Market, which has taken place at the end of November for over 30 years, had to be cancelled this year owing to unforeseen circumstances, much to the dismay of both the craftsmen and women and local residents who have come to enjoy the many opportunities to buy gifts and enjoy the special atmosphere it provided.

However, some of the craftsmen have got together to organise an alternative event which will take place between 10am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 in the Corn Exchange in Alford Market Place.

There will be 15 stalls selling jewellery, glass, wood turning, herbs, paintings, cards, pens, soaps, fudge and screen printed silk, as well as some new crafts such as quilting, pottery, papercraft, and insect hotels made of recycled wood.

There will be some live music on both days, and the Corn Exchange Café will be offering drinks, snacks, homemade cakes and bacon butties.