Denby Pottery - Food and Gift Fayre
w/e 06 December 2009
All this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Car Park

With Christmas rapidly approaching, I hadn't anything specific planned for this week's images but then I discovered a three day event was set to take place at the Denby Pottery Visitor Centre so without further ado we set off on Friday, the opening day, to see what it was all about. The huge car park was almost, but not quite, full to overflowing but we eventually found a spot in a secluded corner a short walk from the Centre.
Craft Marquee

The event was a Christmas Food and Gift Fayre and alongside the path to the centre a marquee had been erected to house craft stalls where traders had hand-made jewellery, mosaics, ceramics, paintings and photographs, textiles and numerous other items that they were hoping to sell.
Home Store

Another selection of goodies was on sale at Denby Pottery's own Home Store where tastefully decorated Christmas trees and posters promising 20% off enticed customers through the doors.
Santa's Grotto

In the main courtyard, another temporary building had been erected opposite the Cookery Emporium and even though the door was closed offering some protection against the cold, Santa was in residence and ready to greet any child that crossed the threshold.
Cookery Emporium

The Cookery Emporium itself was full of almost everything you would need for the kitchen and all the spare space was taken up by shoppers. I say "almost everything" as the one thing we wanted, couldn't be found!
Bourne's Restaurant

We made do instead with a coffee in Bourne's Restaurant where seats were at a premium due to the large number of visitors present. Seats were plentiful outside though but the low temperatures meant that there were no takers.
Food Marquee

A second marquee stood in the courtyard and this one contained the Food Fayre. Wines and beers, pickles and chutneys, sausages and other meats, cakes and biscuits were among the produce being sold. Although it appears that there aren't many people about in this image, look closely and you will see that the inside of the marquee is full of people, many of them sampling the goods before buying.
The Courtyard

As we returned through the courtyard towards the car park, more people were arriving and heading towards the Food Marquee and the Restaurant and many of them were already laden with bulging shopping bags.

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