Victorian market raises £4,500

NEAALM111128C3 New and Old: James and Ian Wheeler use a digital camera to re create victorian style photographs at the church christmas fair.
NEAALM111128C3 New and Old: James and Ian Wheeler use a digital camera to re create victorian style photographs at the church christmas fair.

A VICTORIAN Christmas market at Greasley Church raised £4,100 last weekend.

The congregation from St Marys and stall holders dressed in their Victorian get-up for the annual event, which was as successful as ever.

Rev Dave Marvin said: “I think we raised about the same last year. It’s from all round effort. Everybody chipping in and working hard.

“It was an excellent day. It’s always so busy. When you first go in the church you don’t walk around, you are moved around with the crowd because it’s so full!”

Rev Marvin put the continued success of the event down to a good atmosphere.

Greasley Deputy Mayor John Handley opened the fair and in true Victorian style there were hot chestnuts as well as fruit punch, cakes, jams, traidcraft gifts and books.

Proceeds will go towards the church roof fund after lead was stolen off it last year. The stolen lead was worth about £38,000 and a further £6,000 internal damage was caused to the church as a result.