On Thursday last week there were over thirty local businesses at the Town Hall selling an amazing array of ceramics, photography, handmade children’s dresses, vintage furniture, hand-made chocolates, scented candles, Christmas decorations, wreaths, jewellery, cards, cushions and home accessories at the Love Local Christmas Market.
Henley and Shiplake stallholders included Mary Smith Photography, Camilla Dowse a local artist, Kate Garwood who makes beautiful ceramics, Love Nellie and a Box of Smiles.
Charlie Cavanagh from Henley who runs Time for Tea Vintage ran a fantastic Vintage Tea Café which proved to be really popular and offered delicious cakes and biscuits too.
The event also supported two charities – Tycoon for School run by Queen Anne School students who sold decorated hats and framed record sleeves with the money being donated to Tutu desks and Cancer Research and Millie’s Dream the campaign to raise money to provide defibrilators in every Henley school. Local author, Hannah Skaanild was selling her book ‘Cat Wants Wings’ as her daughter is in the same class as Millie Roberts.
The organisers Sarah Kirk and Lynne Lambourne of Love Local said, “We were really pleased with the turnout of over 300 people and it was a wonderful day with a fantastic atmosphere and luckily the sun came out – not the rain we thought we may have!”
Sarah and Lynne have plans for more Love Local events…details of course will be published on the Henley Herald.