Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas Market another sparkling success

Above: Santa's helpers were on duty at the Town Hall on Sunday, November 27, when the annual Christmas Market, organised by Silsden gala committee, was another huge success.The Majorettes provided Santa's grotto and helpers.The afternoon concluded with carols at the bandstand played by Silsden Town Band and the switching on of the Christmas lights by Silsden's champion stockcar racers Frankie and Phoebe Wainman.
Above: there was a wide variety of stalls on the ground and first floors. 
Above: Seth Morton, four, approves his new look created by Melissa Hall, of Face Invaders, a face-painting facility from Addingham. 
Above: children's clothes, aprons, cushions, headbands and jewellery were among the hand-made items displayed by Catherine Merritt, of Addingham-based Tamarstreasuresuk.
Above: Maria Harwood, of Silsden moor, and her daughter offered a range of wickless and flameless alternative scents.
Above: bottles galore featured in a tombola run by Simon and Sarah Pullen in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, which is the current fund-raising target of the Wharfedale Province of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. 
Above: Ruth Hall, of Street House Farm Preserves, Addingham, is pictured with jams, chutneys, drinks and cakes made with fruit grown on the farm.
 Above: young customers at the stall of Christmas cake specialist Ros Driver and daughter Mollie.
Above: Louise Walker, a business development coach, of Tufton Street, Silsden, offered a range of aloe vera products.
 Above: bags of sweets were tastefully displayed.
Above: Briggate shopkeepers once again supported the market. Sarah Gillson served mulled wine, mince pies and other goodies generously provided by Computer Universe.

Above: owner Zoe Sugden (second from left) and her cheerful crew at the Country Kitchen. 
 Above: service with a smile at Crumbs cafe and cakes.
Above: Hector Calvert, two, pictured with mum Alexandra, enjoyed a roundabout ride.