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POUNDSTOCK
GILDHOUSE AND CHURCH
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND
CRAFT FAYRE
2011
Saturday and Sunday the 22th and 23th of October saw the annual Pumpkin Festival and Craft Fayre at the beautiful Poundstock Church and Gildhouse .
The wide range of crafts and foods available in our area were well displayed at this year’s craft fair, from painting, wood-turning, and lace making to local cheese and cakes. The many stalls were kept busy as people came to do some early Christmas shopping. Or did they come for the excellent refreshments provided in the gildhouse? Outside, the annual pumpkin competitions were well supported, especially considering what a difficult growing year it was. The heaviest pumpkin was within 1/2lb of last year’s winner at over 89lbs. The decorated pumpkins, both junior and senior were both scary and clever and brought gasps of delight and amazement. Thank you to everyone who supported the event by bringing a stall, attending, or working hard to make it happen. Over 1000 was raised towards gildhouse funds. Look out for the dates in 2012
 The church itself was transformed into a wonderful market place for many local craft workers with all sorts of beautiful things including turned wooden objects, jewellery, knitted and  sewn items, Traidcraft products, pottery and much more. The bottom of the Gildhouse was turned into a wonderful food hall with meats, vegetables, cheeses, cakes and ice cream while the Feasting hall  was well populated by people enjoying a selection of delicious refreshments. As well as all this there was a demonstration of woodturning and the churchyard was graced with the presence of  two alpacas which were a popular attraction for adults and children alike.      

Outside in the marquee, the annual pumpkin competitions were well supported, especially considering what a difficult growing year it was. The heaviest pumpkin was grown by Liz Jones and was within 1/2lb of last year’s winner at over 89lbs. The decorated pumpkins, both junior and senior were both scary and clever and brought gasps of delight and amazement.
The Pamela Edelson Cup for best senior carved pumpkin was won by Barbara Parsons, and the Dingle Trophy for best junior carving was won by Jack Cooper.
This annual event is an excellent fundraiser for the Gildhouse, People attending the Pumpkin festival and Craft Fair are always amazed at the versatility of this wonderful building which is now being used for weddings and parties as well as meetings and exhibitions
     

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