Food heaven for Thornbury shoppers

Gazette Series: Roger Williams of Woodchester sauces and dressings at the Thornbury Food Fair on Saturday (7451104) Roger Williams of Woodchester sauces and dressings at the Thornbury Food Fair on Saturday (7451104)

LOCALLY produced food was a hit with Saturday shoppers in Thornbury when the town hosted its summer food fair.

The popular fairs are staged four times a year, with dozens of stalls set up in Castle Street to sell a range of produce from cheese and cakes to meat and preserves.

Traffic was banned for the duration of the event, allowing visitors to browse and buy safely from nearly 50 producers and caterers.

The fairs are organised by Thornbury Chamber of Commerce as a way of promoting the town.

Its chairwoman, Rowena Moncrieffe, said: "The fair was another big success, with local people and those from outside the town coming along to enjoy the day and the good weather.

"It creates a good atmosphere in Thornbury and is good for the town. We already have a good range of stalls but there is a waiting list for anyone who would like to be considered for future fairs."

The next celebration of food will take place on Saturday, September 13, with the biggest of the four fairs - the Christmas food and gift fair - planned for Saturday, December 6.

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