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Did you get along to the village hall on Saturday 4th November?

There was a really positive buzz about the place, as 'Homemade in Haddenham' shared space with 'Vale Harvest', and all set against a soundtrack of live music, to create a delightful shopping experience for local residents.

Despite all the concerns over rapid growth of the village, this event captured the very essence of what living in Haddenham is about: individuals, small local businesses and not-for-profit organisations offering the community the benefits of their time, talent and skills to help create an occasion with real community spirit.

A list of all the stall holders, artists, craftspeople and organisations helps to illustrate the sheer breadth of the event:

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  • Kim Sandy — stained glass
  • Brenda Bonnage -art and crafts
  • Val Young, Stitchers — sewing
  • Clare Abbott — paintings
  • Naomi Foreman-Peck, textiles
  • Maggie Spicer, textiles
  • Liz Dee, silver jewellery
  • Kairen Bradford, silver jewellery
  • Sue Wragg — jewellery
  • Sheila Mould, textiles
  • Judy Warnock-Smith, bags Jenny Bullimore, garden pottery
  • Diana Wetherel, recycled jewellery
  • Emily Packham, cushions, soft furnishings
  • Linda Castle, Witchert soap
  • Maureen Whish, preserves
  • Derek Goldsmith — Dillygreengrass wooden toys
  • Colin Nicholls, pottery
  • Laura Bamford, crystal jewellery
  • Georgina, Glimmer Party
  • Fiona Quinn — domestics/preserves
  • Alison Court GladBags — bags, cushions
  • Karen Dauncey and Kirsten Shaw, SWISH Clothes swap
  • Tricia Stradling and the Knit and Natter Group
  • David Lindsey, Tyrefighters
  • Cynthia and Roderick Floud, HADSWAG and The Village Society
  • Peter White — cycle repairs

Apple-pressing with a whole team of wonderful and very wet men (!) — including Greg Smith, Robin Aitchison and David Lyons

And from Vale Harvest:

  • Sandy Russell — Sandy's Plants
  • Annette — Risborough Raw Honey
  • Nodene — Shands Cakes
  • David — Bucksum Salads
  • Maxine — Oving Dexter
  • Ian — Open Air Foods
  • Darren (Open Air Foods) for Tea and Coffee
  • John — Bradshaws icecream
  • David, Zanzi's Bakery

Not forgetting our regular musicians:
Adrian Marshall and Steve Pinder on saxophone

Sincere thanks go to Alison Court and her colleagues for organising this very positive village event.

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