Clare Priory craft fair embraces tennis

Clare Priory Craft Fair ANL-151207-201322009
Clare Priory Craft Fair ANL-151207-201322009

Thousands of visitors are expected at Clare Priory Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday when more than 130 exhibitors on 150 pitches will be demonstrating and displaying a wide range of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, flowers and plants, and food and drink.

There will also be tours of the Church’s award-winning extension.

“This year our family-friendly craft fair coincides with Wimbledon fortnight,” said Bernard Rushton, one of the volunteers responsible for organising the fair. “So we plan to have a large television to show the matches, and we will be selling Wimbledon-style strawberries and cream and Pimm’s to complete the effect.

“There will be all-day breakfasts and hot food, plus a licensed bar, refreshment tent and live music as usual, as well as barbershop singers and morris dancers on both days.”

There is plenty of children’s entertainment too, with free admission for accompanied children under 16.

The event has raise around £100,000 for charity over 24 years.