Festive fairs are in full swing in communities

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Gemma Norris (left) and Pauline Birch with Emily-May Morris 4 and Benjamin Morris 6 enjoying the ice rick at the school. EMN-151123-095837001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Gemma Norris (left) and Pauline Birch with Emily-May Morris 4 and Benjamin Morris 6 enjoying the ice rick at the school. EMN-151123-095837001

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Digby held its annual Christmas Market at the village hall on Saturday when people got the festive season started in fine style.

The Christmas market raised a record £957 towards replacing the village hall heating system and this year it was combined with the village school, which hosted a winter wonderland, complete with ice skating rink and bouncy castle, and the chance to meet Elsa from Frozen.

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Chris Frecklington and her Granddaughter Harriet Elkington 12 with Raggerty Dolls made by Chris. EMN-151123-095858001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Chris Frecklington and her Granddaughter Harriet Elkington 12 with Raggerty Dolls made by Chris. EMN-151123-095858001

The village was buzzing and the hall had a large variety of stalls for Christmas gifts, mulled wine and a name the teddy competition. Fixter’s Falconry had people fascinated to see their beautiful birds of prey despite cold winds, while there was live music inside.

The previous Saturday saw Silk Willoughby’s St Denis’ Church host its annual festive event - Crafts By Candlelight.

The church was filled with stalls selling handmade goods, including hats, cards, artwork and decorations.

All proceeds went to St Denis’ Church.

Crafts by Candlelight gifts and crafts fair at Silk Willoughby Church. L-R Tracey Osborne of Leasingham with her mother June Kohter. EMN-151123-095308001

Crafts by Candlelight gifts and crafts fair at Silk Willoughby Church. L-R Tracey Osborne of Leasingham with her mother June Kohter. EMN-151123-095308001

Crafts by Candlelight gifts and crafts fair at Silk Willoughby Church. L-R Danielle Gash with her grandmother Alice Grout with their Crafty Corner crafts. EMN-151123-095330001

Crafts by Candlelight gifts and crafts fair at Silk Willoughby Church. L-R Danielle Gash with her grandmother Alice Grout with their Crafty Corner crafts. EMN-151123-095330001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Ann Garrill of Sleaford with her Christmas Wreaths. EMN-151123-095909001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Ann Garrill of Sleaford with her Christmas Wreaths. EMN-151123-095909001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Anne Barnham with her paintings. EMN-151123-095822001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Anne Barnham with her paintings. EMN-151123-095822001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Christine South of Billinghay with her Crocheted gifts. EMN-151123-095920001

Digby Christmas Market at the village hall and school. Christine South of Billinghay with her Crocheted gifts. EMN-151123-095920001