Castle’s Christmas craft market another success

Barbara Mallows and Theresa Fox Woodhall Spa picked up a sweet treat at Tattershall Castle Christmas Market EMN-151116-065208001
Barbara Mallows and Theresa Fox Woodhall Spa picked up a sweet treat at Tattershall Castle Christmas Market EMN-151116-065208001
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Changeable weather did little to put off visitors to last weekend’s Christmas Market at Tattershall Castle.

The event proved as popular as ever with around 2200 visitors taking the opportunity to indulge in festive food and drink, enjoying roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, mince pies and a hog roast.

While the success of the event is reflected by the return of many of last year’s exhibitors, there were many new stallholders offering new ranges of exciting gifts.

There were more than 40 stalls spread within the ground floor of the castle and inside two large marquees in the castle grounds.

As in previous years, the emphasis was very much on local crafts, always appreciated by the visitors, who were delighted by the diversity ranging from artisan breads and toys to scented candles and other Christmas gifts.

“I always love doing my craft stall at Tattershall Castle,” said Tracey from Artisan Jewellery.

“The team provide us with a lovely environment, all the other stallholders are friendly and the customers are very supportive of our efforts.”

There was also a raffle with prizes donated by stall holders, with the money raised going towards repairing the holes in the walls and the floor of the sentry box, used by volunteers to greet visitors at the main entrance.