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It’s coming … Ebberston Village Fair 2019

See our village fair page for more details.

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Ebberston Duck Derby 2019

A disappointing turn out of spectators for the duck derby this year but thanks to some solid effort by Jan Abery and Glenys Rowe who sold lots of ducks in advance, we still raised over £100, which will no doubt be put to use in the planned refurbishment of the village hall kitchen!

The lovely pictures are courtesy of talented villager Richard Olivier.

#NationalLottery Community Fund gives Ebberston Village Hall a helping hand with the dishes!

The kitchen in Ebberston village hall was installed following the conversion of the former village school over 30 years ago. As many will know, it is now rapidly approaching the end of its useful life. So we are very pleased to have been awarded funds from the National Lottery Community Fund which will help to remodel the kitchen with new cupboards, work surface, sinks and new flooring.

The Village Hall, and by extension the kitchen, is at the centre of much community life in Ebberston. As well as children’s parties and funeral teas, the hall provides a meeting place for many village organisations (Parish Council, Women’s Institute, Sportsfield Association) and is used for many activities such as the Yoga, Table Tennis, Flower Arranging and Craft Groups, as well as chapel and church for lunches and other events. Almost all use the kitchen, so the update and revamp is essential to the continued vibrancy of the Village Hall and all its user groups.

We are really grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund (and everyone who buys a lottery ticket!) for the funding. We anticipate work to begin later in the year and we hope that disruption to hall users will be kept to a minimum.

A talented village. Made in Ebberston – pictures

What a brilliant day. The first (and maybe not the last) Made In Ebberston was a great success, and who knew there was such talent and creativity in such a small space? Well, to be honest, we did..but now you know too!

Stalls were spread across the village hall and the chapel, with 30 sellers and exhibitors. Well done to the organising team, especially Sarah and Lynne. From apple juice, to painting and photography, to model yacht-making, to jams and marmalades, to jewellery and needlecraft, to quilts, to massage, to honey, to ceramics…

Photos courtesy of Carol Olivier.

From home made soaps…
to budding graphic designers…

to yummy WI cakes of course…
to flower arranging…
to handmade guitars…
to woodworking and egg laying (not actually by Geoff. That would have been something special!)
The village craft group were selling their handmade toys, while Ebberston and Allerston Youth Group drew their fundraising raffle
Art in the chapel

The village Chapel was also used as an exhibition space (Photo by Richard Olivier)
Talking yachts (Photo by Richard Olivier)
Wood with Heart at the Chapel (Photo by Richard Olivier)
Browsing the art (Photo by Richard Olivier)