Overbury Street Market 2017
Thank you for attending and making it such a success again this year. The report from Andrew John is below:
Street Market Report 2017
Very warm sunshine encouraged an even larger crowd of visitors this year to our 39th annual event. As usual Bacon Butties welcomed visitors and sold out while Ice cream sales doubled on last year’s total. The familiar line up of stalls was soon very active and refreshments with shade and melodies, sung my Mike Weaver, allowed for relaxation in Berkeley House and Whitcombe House beautiful gardens. Both Overbury Bowling club and the local British Legion had a presence, reporting interest and a couple of new members for the Bowling club. Anne’s Pantry sold out of scrumptious homemade cakes and salad vegetables. The Book Stall, newly stocked with a huge selection of second hand books, had a busy time. Freshly chilled Lamb and Beef from the Farms and Stud met a keen demand together with local honey. Both the Toys and the Bottle stalls each had a good morning. ‘Going for a Song’ was, as usual, first stop for most visitors who were presented with a huge selection of everything from carpets and furniture to delicate china ware, ‘knick knacks’, and a bicycle or two. After many years running this stall Denzil and June Curtis are retiring. Their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, second hand effects has been hugely valuable to the event, for which we thank them both.
The two hours soon came to an end, preceded by the Raffle, which proved very popular with superb prizes. Finally, the Court Clock chimed the midday hour and gradually our visitors dispersed still smiling! Within a matter of an hour little evidence remained of all the previous activity, with many thanks to an enthusiastic team of helpers, young and old. The Street Market raised £3943 to be distributed to our parish charities as usual.
2017 Street Market is on Saturday 8th July from 10am - 12 noon.
If you have any of the following items please contact the Estate Office on 01386 725111 to arrange collection or delivery:
- Good quality bric-a-brac (china, garden pots, small furniture items and tools. NO electrical)
- Bottles (olive oil to whiskey and everything in-between)
- Plants, seedlings,etc
- Toys or children's games
- Cakes, biscuits, preserves
- Any unusual prizes for the raffle (from sports event tickets to hampers or special bottles)
- Small children's prizes/sweets (for the children's area competitions)
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Parish Magazine Street Market Report 2016
An ominous start to the day with rain showers which soon faded into a dull overcast which nevertheless encouraged a large crowd of our regulars to arrive together with those from far and wide. This year The Market opened on the dot of ten o’clock, announced by five strikes on the ‘five minute’ church bell, tolled by young Alex Randles. As in recent years visitors were welcomed by the Bacon and Veggie Buttie stalls which did a roaring trade. Local animal artist Katie Hough offered a splendid selection of her work and had donated one of her favorite prints for the Raffle prizes. Anne’s Pantry again was the focus of attention with mouth watering examples from our local bakers and cake makers. Denzil Curtis’s Going for a Song was the usual centre of attention and had many tempting secondhand items. David Packwood enjoyed demonstrating his skill in creating beautiful Corn Dollies. The Book Stall was overflowing with punters searching for their favourite titles and authors. Toys overflowed the trestle tables, attracting eager youngsters and their parents! The Bottle Stall encouraged repeated attempts to win the large bottle of whisky while the Kitchen stall offered a useful selection of equipment. Also, succulent Lamb off Bredon Hill was available from Jake Freestone.
Refreshments as usual were on offer in Berkeley House garden, this time customers were serenaded by Mike Weaver with his guitar and melodic songs, pleasing a large audience. While across the road in Whitcombe Garden the two Overbury Schools entertained the younger element. Anthony Hallett, as always, offered a remarkable selection of plants and shrubs in his corner of this beautiful garden. Our two hours were up at noon and by one thirty the street was empty, banners packed away and all the tables and chairs returned to the village hall. Another magnificent effort, on the part of many, had raised in excess of £3500 towards our village charities. Thank you to everyone . AJ
For further details please contact Andrew John (01386) 725229