On Saturday, September 7, the recently refurbished Hasland Village Hall in Eastwood Park, Hasland, was the venue for a Local Community and Craft Fair, organised by members of St Paul’s Church, Hasland. There was a total of 20 stalls: Hasland arts and crafts with Dawn Phillips and Andrea Scogings; hats by Sandra Baxter; crafts by Denise Baxendale; decoupage by Maureen Stevenson; jewellery by Barbara and Julie Marshall; bespoke handcrafted wooden clocks and Forest Quills by Alan Harrison; photography by Christine Roe; Hasland Methodist Church crafts by Angela Goggins, Joyce Offiler, Val Davies, Brenda Stainton, Cathyrn Bannister and Maureen Fidler; a craft demonstration by Barbara Tustain; wooden signs and plaques by Caroline Salt; jewellery by Irene Haslam and Joyce Briddon; jams and preserves by Sandria Mather and Jacqueline Etherington and fabric craft by Debbie and Nicola. Brian Crampton provided a display of model ships, farm implements and tools, and there was a Royal National Lifeboat Institution display of model lifeboats, along with an R.N.L.I. sales and souvenir stall selling calendars, diaries and Christmas cards, manned by Joanne, Jessica and Mark Dale, Lia Harding and Mary Rhodes.
Light refreshments were available throughout the event, organised and served by Verna Webb, Muriel Haslam, Val Crampton, Hilary Gilliver and Jackie Adams.
The fair was organised by Verna Webb and Dawn Phillips, and raised some £579 for church funds.