Overbury Street Market 2016
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
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