The day dawned clear and bright for an energetic start to the Middleton Hall Christmas Fair.
Stallholders bustled around setting up their displays, and the kitchen team put the finishing touches to the batches of festive breads and mince pies … and the mulled wine!
Residents and families toured the halls, making a determined start to their Christmas shopping. There was plenty to see, and lots of people to stop and chat to. Much money was raised through the raffle and the tombola. Even Santa made an appearance. It was a very sociable event and a lovely way to start the festive season.