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