Victorian Market a Great Success

Victorian Christmas market Christmas came early for St Lawrence’s Church in Gnosall,as organisers of a Victorian Christmas market raised £1,800 towards its upkeep.The market took place in the church,on Saturday 2nd December,and visitors were able to explore 30 food and craft stalls. Around 400 people attended the event and the money raised is to be reinvested into the infrastructure of the Grade I listed church,which features arches dating back to the 12th century. Maggie Hughes from the Friends of St Lawrence Church said:“December’s market was one of our most successful to date and it made me very proud to see so many people enjoying it. “We’ve organised the Christmas market several times now and seen the amount raised towards the church increase each year. “Some of the features of St Lawrence’s date back to Norman times,so it’s very important that the structure is maintained and stays a part of our village culture. All the money which the group raises goes on making sure that the church is kept in the best possible condition. “I’d like to thank both Linden Homes for donating some lovely prizes to the raffle,and the Co-op who not only donated goods for the refreshments but the Manager and Deputy Manager came along on the day,helped with the carrying in of goods for the stalls and stayed all day to help,take teas and coffees to the stall holders. Thank you – it was lovely having you with us.

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