CRAFT STALLS NEEDED FOR INDOOR SOMERSET DAY FAIR

Craft stalls are needed for an indoor Somerset Day fair which is being organised by Crewkerne Town Council. The craft fair will take place at the Victoria Hall in Market Square on Saturday May 13th from 10 am until 2 pm. Deputy town clerk Laura Gowers said: “Somerset Day is about celebrating all that is good about Somerset and we want to celebrate Somerset people and their creative abilities. We would like to hear from you, if you are a crafts person and would like a table at the craft fair, to sell your goods.”

Somerset Day actually falls on a Thursday this year but the town council are holding the craft fair on the nearest Saturday to May 11th, to enable more people to enjoy the event. The date for the county-wide celebrations was agreed in 2015 by Passion For Somerset, a Somerset community foundation, set up by local business people, who ran an online public vote to determine the annual date for the county’s special day.

It is held in honour of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex. In 878 AD he gathered ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against and defeat the invading army of the Vikings. By the time of his death in Winchester in 899 AD, King Alfred had become the dominant ruler in England and is the only Monarch to be bestowed with the title of ‘Great’. Tables for the craft fair in Crewkerne to celebrate Somerset Day are £10 each. For more information, please contact Laura Gowers on 01460 74001 or email deputyclerk@crewkerne-tc.gov.uk

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