Your article: Plenty of attractions at festival

Margaret Wildig with her staw art.

Margaret Wildig with her staw art.

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A variety of attractions and activities were held at an annual festival of practical arts in Fangfoss at the weekend.

Fangfest got off to a slow start on Saturday, mainly due to the weather which was cold and damp. But when the sun came out in the afternoon, so did the people. Sunday was busy too, with people lingering around the village basking in the sun.

Tony Stevens with his pole lathe.

Tony Stevens with his pole lathe.

The village pub had live music on over the two days and they were really busy, I expect with people taking advantage of the fact that they could sit outside perhaps for the last time before the children went back to school.

The children’s entertainer was very popular. Elaine Postill was great with her magic skills and children were entranced with her stilt walking.

There were some very positive remarks made about the flower festival at the church. The theme was ‘the best of Yorkshire’ and arrangements varied from things like The White Horse at Kilburn, Yorkshire tea, Yorkshire cricket and the landscape of the Moors.

At the pottery we were really busy all day with people trying their hand on the potters wheel and painting little pots that Gerry had made. His teapot making masterclass attracted a record audience with people almost hanging out the door to watch.

Friends of the school, Jubilee Park, the church, Pocklington Guides and Rangers, all did brisk business, so too did various other national charities such as Macmillan nurses.

See this week’s paper (10 September) for more pictures from the festival.