Inside and outside Redhill
Club, and in Christ Church,
there was a full menu of
activities including a
Homemade special breads,
WI cream teas,
Harvest Festival church
followed by entertainment
by Val Ross
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"A date to remember" for the first time, Redhill Village Hall & Club organised a Traditional Harvest Fair on
Sunday 11th September with a combination of local arts, crafts and entertainment for the whole family. At this
year’s event, we decided to hold a Members Produce Show, which proved popular and there were a variety of
different classes entered from a flower arrangement in a wellington boot, digtial photography, as well as a super
range of vegetables, largest pumpkin to the tallest weed!
It was a lovely day, the bar was open, the weather was beautiful with Jazz playing on the terrace and out on the
recreation field was a static display of vintage tractors and motorbikes, a crockery smash, badge making,
tombola, coconut shy and hoop-la. Inside the hall was a range of stalls with various local artist paintings and
photography, craft, beauty, local honey, special homemade breads, cakes, ploughman's lunches and delicious
cream teas served by the WI ladies.
People had a go trying to solve the Redhill picture board treasure hunt and watched the digital photo
competition "Images of Redhill" on the HD Big screen. The afternoon ended with the raffle and the presentation
to the prize winners, then at 6.30pm, Christ Church held a special Harvest Service conducted by the Revd.
Judith Malins to say thanks to God for the harvest. After the service, those who paid for a ticket sat-down in the
hall to enjoy their Harvest Supper of cold meats, salads and hot potatoes, plus a choice of desserts, followed by
a hearty selection of cheese and bisuits. An auction of the exhibits from the day took place and the money
raised, plus cash from the WI cream teas was donated to the church to help with the refurbishment and also to
St Michael's Cheshire Home in Axbridge. To round off the day’s events, we were entertained by local singer Val
Ross, who had us all singing along to some of our favourite past-time songs.
We plan to hold this event annually as everyone had a really good day it is a great opportunity for the
community to come together and also for people who have had to leave the village to come back again. It has
been a great effort by everyone involved and we have received lots of thanks and praise from a number of
people for doing such a good job. May we all be able to keep up our efforts, so we can look forward to seeing
you all again at next years event!
Photos by Jacqui Fowler & Ann Dale