Annual fair success

Kath Threlfall and Joan Bennison(right) who were raising funds for local animal charities at their stall during the Borough Hall event.
Kath Threlfall and Joan Bennison(right) who were raising funds for local animal charities at their stall during the Borough Hall event.

ORGANISERS of an annual Christmas fair were pleased with the turnout and thanked people for braving the horrendous weather conditions.

Thirty seven of the 38 stall holders who had booked a spot at the Hartlepool Headland Local History Group Christmas event attended, despite the torrential rain which left many roads closed and barely passable on Sunday.

Kevin Kelly, chairman of the history group, said: “Obviously the weather had a major impact, but we still had a steady trickle of people all day, which was good.”

A variety of stalls were set up in the Borough Hall, on the Headland, for Sunday’s event.

Jewellery, handmade crafts, paintings, books, embroidery and more were all on offer for people to cast their eyes over.

The history group pays Hartlepool Borough Council for the use of the Borough Hall and once it has made that money back through admission fees, the rest goes to local charities.

Kevin added: “The event for us isn’t about making a profit, but equally we don’t want to make a loss.

“It was a good atmosphere on Sunday and everyone who came along really enjoyed themselves.”

The history group’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15 next year at 6.45pm in the Croft Room, in the Borough Hall.

A guest speaker will be attending and members of the public are invited.