Victorian theme for festive fair

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: Pictured looking at Christmas decorations made from recycled items at the market are Denise Hurst, Mark Hindman-Smith and Megan Dudiak.
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: Pictured looking at Christmas decorations made from recycled items at the market are Denise Hurst, Mark Hindman-Smith and Megan Dudiak.
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FESTIVITIES reached fever pitch as Christmas shoppers descended on a special makers market.

 The market normally runs on a smaller scale each month at the Seaburn Centre.

 But the latest event was a much more elaborate affair, with stallholders dressed up in Victorian outfits and an array of home-made Christmas decorations on offer.

 The market hosted 140 stalls selling crafts, while visiting children were treated to face painting and a visit from Santa Claus.

 Volunteer co-ordinator, Denise Hurst, said: “We have been planning this for about six months. It has constantly been on my mind.”

 On offer to Christmas punters were home-made jams, cards, jewellery and home accessories.

 The market also saw the raffle of a dolls’ house to raise money for the Grace House Appeal.

 Denise added: “Hopefully, the raffle will raise lots of money for the Grace House Appeal. It’s such a good cause and I hope people can get in the Christmas spirit to buy raffle tickets.”