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New fair is a festive winner in Brancaster Staithe


By Lynn News Reporter


Mimi Emmett checks out one of Martha Coomber's sweaters for size on her Lounge Wear stall (6066412)
Mimi Emmett checks out one of Martha Coomber's sweaters for size on her Lounge Wear stall (6066412)

A mobile oyster and champagne bar added an exotic touch for those with a taste for Brancaster’s famous Pacific oysters at the weekend.

The stands were part of a fair linked to the Christmas season in Brancaster Staithe village hall on Saturday.

Handling the orders was Jules Kaye, a face familiar to fans of Holby City where, for two years, he played the part of Dr Harry Tressler.

The Brancaster Staithe Coastal Festive Fair was the idea of 26-yeat-old Mimi Emmett.

She reckoned there are quite a few fairs where the prices charged make it difficult for stand holders to turn a profit so she determined to organise one in the Brancaster Staithe village hall at a more affordable price.

Within two days of news of the event appearing on social media the hall was fully booked and there was a waiting list.

“I wanted to put together a fair of local brands and businesses who make really top quality products,” she said.

Not only was the hall crowded with stands but so was the entrance hall and customers at one stage found difficulty parking outside.

The range of goods on display during the day included chutneys and preserves, textiles, cards, small presents, personalised chopping boards, artwork, children’s toys, Christmas decorations and cards, jewellery and knitwear.

“It’s the first thing I’ve done and if it’s a success I’m hoping to do a summer one and a Christmas one next year,” she said.



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