Fair brings early festive cheer

CHRISTMAS really did come early for Mossley’s Town Team as it made hundreds of pounds of profit as its annual fair returned.

And that means more projects around the town are possible after its Methodist Church was packed out.

The main hall was swamped with stalls, including the Whit Friday Committee selling knitwear.

It was also possible to buy cakes, pies and bread, bags, jewellery, cards and cosmetics. Sellers also had people buying plants in aid of Willow Wood Hospice, scents, and even pillows with books inserted in the cases.

The café was also popular, with tea, coffee and slices of cake being dished out at a rapid rate.
And the benefits were huge as the Town Team reported a profit of £702.21.

Team member Chris Lyness admitted seeing the fair back on November 6 on the agenda was a welcome sight, both for them and the people who flooded through the door.

She said: “It was the first fair the Town Team had managed to do for two years and we’re really pleased.

“The people who came seemed to be excited too. Getting out and having the chance to see other people was something that had been missing for that time.

“We’ve been active doing markets for eight years and it was great to be back.

“The main things that Town Team is spending money on at the moment are the planting we do in top and Bottom Mossley.

“We’ve also started to do an art trail, this will fund some of that too.”

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