Saturday, October 22, 2005

St. Wilfrid's Fair - 21-22 Oct 05

Sarah invites us to
guess the objects.
Another great success for the Heritage Trust! Today's Medieval Market went off with a bang, in spite of the weather people flocked to taste the foods and delicacies of 700 years ago. A display of owls and a wise woman added to the spectacle. Sarah Cotton from Staircase House also had a 'guess the objects' stall. Members of the Trust dressed in
Sharza, Angie & Joan
Sharza, Angie & Joan serve medieval food
colourful costumes and walked amongst the shoppers handing out leaflets advertising the Heritage Centre which was packed out.
Coral 21/10/05
Geoff, Steve, Doreen, Jim, Angie, Coral & Alan
Members added some medieval
colour to the Market

The second day was also a success. I enjoyed a plate of Medieval foods, only a £1 and still it raised money for St Mary's and St Peters. This was the Stockport Heritage Trust stall. Next to it was a Heritage exhibition and on the reverse side the Covered Market Hall consultation. As I ate my platter of pheasant, venison, mushroom and fish, I overheard some ladies remember the good old days of the Market, when it stayed open "until almost midnight". Those days may have gone, but it was certainly lively this afternoon.
Coral on the Trust's medieval food stallOur Heritage Centre was also kept busy, thanks to Alan rounding up visitors from the market. Volunteers, Eric, Sheila, Grace and Jean kept the place running.
Bill 22/10/05

The Glass Umbrella ready to do its job under the darkening skyFollow this link if you want to know more about St Wilfred.