Sunday, 30 November 2014

Forty Hall Christmas craft market Saturday 29th  November EN2 9HA


This was our first demonstration and visit to this venue.

We were in the beautiful Pillar room at the rear of the main house.

James Pumphrey was demonstrating on his bowl lathe and Joseph Bloor was spoon making.


There were a few potential bodgers amongst the other stallholders..


I have been experimenting again with displays. I have not got there yet and it is difficult to work out if the goods do not match the buyer’s expectations or the displays are not inviting enough to promote a sale.

I suppose every event is different and it is difficult to come to any hard and fast judgements.

Certainly engaging with the public and demonstrating attracts interest


This venue was a bit posh for bodgers but we had a good sweep up as there was a wedding letting in the room two hours later.

The organisation on the day was really good; they had a great team on the ground. We are hoping to hold a bodgers ball at this venue and it is the reserve for 2016.

We all enjoyed the day and made some good contacts for future sales and spread the word. These sort of  events are always good for promoting interest and new members for the local groups.

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