Appeal by Friends of Brinsley Headstocks

Volunteers with local group Friends of Brinsley Headstocks are asking for your help.

The group is appealing for any handbags, shopping bags and suitcases that our readers no longer need. The Headstocks Festival is on Sunday, September 8 and the group plans to raise funds by setting up a bag stall – all bags will be £1 each.

Entry to the Festival is free and there is no charge for a ‘pitch’, stall holders are invited to make a donation at the end of the event to help pay for things like first aid cover and toilet hire.

There will be a brass band again this year as well a community choir, wandering minstrels, archery and 35 plus stalls.

Readers can contact the group via: Lisa Rainey on 01773 775064, email or Angela Smith on 01773 712637, email