Curtain comes up on summer fair event

The first Alnwick Summer Fair is being held on Monday, and people are being encouraged to enter their horticultural and baking efforts for competition.

The deadline for submission of items such as cakes, floral arrangements and vegetables, among others, has been extended to noon on the day.

Prizes will be up for grabs and each entry is £1.

Event organiser Alnwick Chamber of Trade is hoping to attract more entries.

The event, to be held in the town’s Market Place from 10am to 4pm, is designed to encourage activity in Alnwick outside of August and September.

Other activities taking place on the day will include live music, demonstrations from a tree surgeon, historical sword fighting, craft stalls and more.

Volunteers are also needed. Anyone interested in giving up some of their time, no matter how much, can turn up on the day. For more details, call 07809 467126.