Sunday, 9 December 2012

A unique Christmas Fayre

The people at Wentworth Woodhouse had decided to hold a Christmas Fayre in the stables .  This caused great excitement around the district!

 All of a sudden, after years of everything being locked away and shut up, we are getting tantalisingly closer and gaining access to part of the estate that have not been open for many years.

 We parked in the grounds itself and walked up to the stables.  Here is the gravestone of the famous racehorse Whistlejacket that I told you about earlier.
 This is not Whistlejacket.  This poor munchkin was from the Animal Rescue Centre and seemed unhappy about parading as reindeer!
 Many people (myself included) had come to have a look around the old stables themselves - as these have been locked up for many years.
 But many (including myself!) left with bags full of goodies.  There was a great selection of stalls - really something for everybody.
 A lot of the buildings are suffering from neglect and I hope that they do get to restore it.

 I spent a good few hours shopping, sight seeing, talking to others who had made the journey.  I really hope this becomes a regular event.

12 comments:

Jenny said...

A much nicer way to shop than struggling round the high streets of town. I hope you got some great gifts.

selfsewn said...

We want to see the goodies!!

Jan said...

It would be lovely to see those old buildings in regular use again. Sounds like you had a great time. Jx

Rosie said...

Looks like a great way to get some Christmas shopping done! I hope that those buildings will now be used on a regular basis for events that will help towards the restoration of the buildings:)

greenthumb said...

What a great thing that you are able to go and have a look around, glad you found lot's to buy.

love those cupcakes said...

Yep, you gotta show us the goodies.

Lyn said...

That looks like my kind of event! Poor donkey, not very fair on him but I hope he got an extra carrot for the humiliation! X

pastcaring said...

A great venue for a Christmas fair, Diane, hope the buildings get restored. Good to know you got lots of Christmas shopping done - or were the goodies all for you?! xxx

Lisa said...

What a sumptuous venue for your Christmas shopping. It must have been so exciting to get to see what has been locked away for so long. It was would lovely if it was an annual event.
In your comment did you mean 'great sport', did the red spot on my nose throw you!
Lisa x

A garden just outside Venice said...

I can feel your excitement from here :)
xxxx

Tammy Chrzan said...

I love how you are always exploring England around you.. You are so blessed to live in such an amazing Country, thank you for sharing more of it and especially at Christmas!

BadPenny said...

How wonderful to breathe some life into the old stables. At Kingston Lacy ( Dorset ) the cafe is in the refurbished old stables and very lovely.