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Hundreds flock to festive food hall and market

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 December 2017

Erin, Amber and Jo the human fruit machine.

Erin, Amber and Jo the human fruit machine.

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Hundreds of people descended on a North Somerset village to stock up on delicious treats for the festive season.

Cheddar Valley Voices choir singing festive songs. Cheddar Valley Voices choir singing festive songs.

Shipham’s annual Christmas market and food hall was attended by more than 450 people from all across Somerset.

There were festive stalls filled with local crafts, jewellery and plenty of activities for children.

One of the highlights this year was a performance by children from Cheddar Voices singing group.

Organiser Becky Downton said: “It really has been one of the best events we have held this year.

Hansfords Deli, Cheddar with Christmas hampers. Hansfords Deli, Cheddar with Christmas hampers.

“All funds raised go towards special projects at Shipham first and preschool, so not only is it a wonderful afternoon for the community, the children benefit as well.

“We have had fantastic support from businesses including Ian Studley who sponsored the event, and Fountain Forestry who donated the wonderful Christmas tree.”

Ceramic gift ideas from Steve Maddicks. Ceramic gift ideas from Steve Maddicks.

Jane Adbrook with glass and photographic gifts. Jane Adbrook with glass and photographic gifts.

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