Shouting about what Sleaford makes is great

Ruskington Chestnut Street School children show off their Made In Sleaford bags and bookmarks in the Up Science workshop. EMN-160910-145828001
Ruskington Chestnut Street School children show off their Made In Sleaford bags and bookmarks in the Up Science workshop. EMN-160910-145828001

Made in Sleaford, the event showcasing the town’s manufacturing prowess - past and present - has been a success for a second year.

Organisers reported good attendance figures and over 200 pupils from local schools visited the event centred around the National Centre for Craft and Design on Friday and Saturday.

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Matthew Oliver 5 and Jason Oliver 2 of Walcot making pizzas with member of NKDC economics development team Suzanne Feneley. EMN-161010-102801001

Made in Sleaford event at NCCD. Matthew Oliver 5 and Jason Oliver 2 of Walcot making pizzas with member of NKDC economics development team Suzanne Feneley. EMN-161010-102801001

Many of the town’s businesses took part, with displays of wares and technology, live demonstrations and a new invention unveiled. There was also a business networking event on Friday evening.

The aim was to show people the breadth of items made on their doorstep, how the town’s businesses have evolved, and to demonstrate the wide range of skilled job opportunities here in Sleaford.

Friday was mainly focussed on education, while on Saturday children could make pizzas to be baked by the Barge and Bottle.

Other attractions included buskers, glass painters, shirt and mug printing.

Paul Asman of Moy Park lets pupils from Chestnut Street School in Ruskington handle new chicks at the Made In Sleaford event. EMN-160910-145841001

Paul Asman of Moy Park lets pupils from Chestnut Street School in Ruskington handle new chicks at the Made In Sleaford event. EMN-160910-145841001

There were examples of farm machinery manufacturing by Bailey Trailers and Great Plains, hi-tech carbon fibre components by SHD Composites and Moy Park demonstrated its amazing chicken catching machine.