On Saturday 30th November, Kidsgrove held its annual Victorian Christmas Market. The event was held at two venues, the Town Hall and Kidsgrove Methodist Church. This was due to the uptake in applications for stalls and to also give the businesses an opportunity to offer more of their wares for what is intended to be a professional event. People flocked to the event from far and wide, making the event successful for another year. The Mayor’s charities made £700 for Staffordshire Sands and local causes.
Entertainemnt was also provided by upcoming local artist Vanessa Bebbington, Tamil Dancers of the Tamil School of Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove Community Choir and St Thomas’ Primary School Choir.
Hilary Wilshaw said “We really enjoyed the day and we raised a good amount of monies for Greyhound Gap, to support abused and abandoned dogs.”
Tesco Community officer, Rich Evans said: “A massive well done to Kidsgrove Town Council for another great Victorian Market yet again. We sold all our produce by 11.30am and we met lots of lovely people.”
Thank you to all volunteers, Councillors, traders and the Kidsgrove Rotary club for taking part.
On Saturday 30th November, Kidsgrove Town Council will be holding its annual Victorian Christmas Market at two venues. All business traders will be located in the Victoria Hall – stalls cost £20. All charity traders will be located at the Methodist Church on the Avenue – stalls cost £10. The event was outgrowing the Victoria Hall, but we hope to make this year even more successful. Hundreds of people attend making it one of the most well attended events of the year in Kidsgrove. We would like to encourage anyone to take up the offer of putting on a stall, be it for business or charity.
This event is educational for all of the family and will give you the opportunity to step back in time to imagine Kidsgrove in the Victorian era. Our food stalls will include Mince Pies and Mulled wine along with more contemporary refreshments served and prepared by volunteering local councillors. Many people dress up for the occasion in authentic period attire to enhance the Victorian ambiance. Children will also have the chance of visiting Father Christmas in his grotto.
This year we have an exciting line up of entertainers with new and upcoming solo artist, Vanessa Bebbington performing ballads and up to date tracks. The children and staff of the Tamil School of Stoke-on-Trent will be on stage dancing to cultural music in traditional Tamil dress. Kidsgrove community Choir and St Thomas’ Primary School students will be doing their usual stint of Christmas classics and carols.
We have 4 business stalls left at the Victoria Hall and 10 Charity stalls left at the Methodist Church. For booking forms click below, complete and email to: email@example.com
Fundraisers, volunteers and the people of Kidsgrove have been busy raising lots of money for charity today. The Macmillan Cancer support event is held in the UK each year raising thousands of pounds for the charity to support people in need.
Firstly I visited Linda Blunt at her home. She baked hundreds of cakes and treats for friends, family and passersby and opened her home for the day. Linda who works at the local Tesco is well known for her charity work and always makes a real difference to people’s lives. Keep those cakes baking Linda and we will keep coming back! I am hoping to have Linda officially recognised in the near future for her dedication to charity work.
After my first visit feeling rather full, my next stop was the Parson’s family home. I was faced with even more glorious baking and cakes were bursting out of the room. After having a good catch up with John and Janet I had ago of guess the amount of coffee beans in the jar. One thing I would like to say is how proud I am of Ruth. Ruth Parsons was diagnosed with Leukaemia this year but instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for herself she’s taken the bull by its horns and raised hundreds of pounds for charity. What an inspiration she really is doing so much for a good cause. Best wishes, Kyle Robinson.