Craft Fair

Next Craft Fair 5th September 2021. Gates open at 1 pm – this date is dependent on Government Covid Regulations.

One of the stalls at the craft fair

The 2019 Craft Fair at the High Salvington Windmill was a great success with 25 stalls selling all manner of stitched, painted, carved, and woven items. The weather was kind and the stallholders reported very high interest in their craftwork. Visitor numbers were high, and besides the stalls, entertainment was provided by the Sompting Morris Dancers. having missed out in 2020 we are very much looking forward to this year’s event.

Members of the Windmill Trust started our craft fair back in 1989 with some of the members’ wives who made small items such as  lavender bags, purses and scarves. At first, they took a stall at the fete to sell their wares, along with donated costume jewellery.  Their first venture raised £75.70p for the mill. The separate craft fair held in September started later.

The pictures show one of the many stalls, and the countryside turner, making chair legs and other turned items. He is known as a ‘bodger’. Shame that the meaning of the word has changed over time. He certainly doesn’t bodge his work!