The Winter (should be) evolving into Spring, or so we hope and expect, but on Saturday, 11 March St Peter’s held their ‘Spring Fair’ even though the idea of ‘Spring’ seemed somewhat far away.
It’s been a busy winter period for St Peter’s, lots happening and it has also been used as one of Marlborough’s ‘Warm Space’ initiative locations so the magnificent presence of the former church, now community hub has been enjoyed by many.
On Saturday it was the Spring Fair but later, in April, the cafe will be formally opening for teas, coffees and cakes – locally sourced and produced – and more of this later when the details of what and when emerge.
Many from Marlborough and beyond braved the biting wind and occasional sleety, drizzly conditions to pop in to see the range of stalls present. And stall holders seemed to be doing brisk trade in spite of what was happening outside with a wide range of goods offered to the visitors to see, try and buy.
Lynda Nunn, a Trustee of St Peter’s told Marlborough.news: “The unique historical setting was much commented upon by vendors, as well as the Event Manager’s excellent preparation for the day, and the relaxed and friendly ambience. There is great support for repeat events of this nature from our amazing local artisans, with Christmas already pretty much a definite, and very likely also sooner!
“A further bonus for hardy visitors on Saturday was the opportunity to do a guided tower tour and experience the wonderful views of the town and beyond, from the top. Routinely the tower will be open again for the season from the Easter weekend.”
The Spring Fair was the first (this year) of many attractive events in St Peter’s, reinforcing the iconic Marlborough landmark’s role as a central and active hub for the community. Whether it be as a warm space, music, entertainment and lecture/talk centre (as it is for the Marlborough History Society), or even just somewhere to go and enjoy a coffee or tea, all in the wonderful space of the former church.