A trip back in time for festive market

Christmas fair 2014. PNL-141222-101009001
Christmas fair 2014. PNL-141222-101009001

People dressed up in Victorian costumes for a Dickensian Christmas Fair organised by Steppingley Village Association.

It was held on the forecourt of the French Horn Pub, which provided a traditional backdrop and hospitality. 
There were more than a dozen stalls covering a wide variety of products, including food and drink, seasonal gifts and craft items, jewellery and Christmas wreaths.

Steppingley Statty Fair- Early 20th Century PNL-141222-101116001

Steppingley Statty Fair- Early 20th Century PNL-141222-101116001

A barrel organ entertained crowds and a visit from Father Christmas delighted the children.

Parish councillor Marcus Webb said: “The success of the fair was thanks to the great deal of enthusiasm and hard work by everyone concerned and the occasion was very well supported by local businesses, villagers and the many folk who travelled into the village to experience it all.

“Fortune, in the shape of a crisp, bright, sunny day also smiled on the proceedings.”