A treasure trove of fun at the fair

Lindis-Fair organisers Nicol Macfarlane, Betty Snell (centre) and Dorothy King among some of the treasures which will be on display at the Lindisfarne Methodist Church this weekend.

AN antique woollen bathing costume, possibly worn in the 1930s or 40s, will be one of the conversation starters at Lindis-Fair on Saturday.

Being held at the Lindisfarne Methodist Church, from 11am to 4.30pm, the day would be full of entertainment, antiques and other treasures, as well as floral art and displays of crafts and talent, with musical interludes from 1pm.

Going by previous years, people might be surprised how long they might spend at the event, Lindis-Fair co-organiser Betty Snell said.

Held regularly, the day of celebration and entertainment had proved a popular event in the past, especially for people who enjoyed fine china, antiques, musical entertainment and floral displays, co-organiser Dorothy King said.

“It’s not just for the ladies, there will be items of interest for everybody.”

People should give themselves enough time to look at the displays in the various titled bays, listen to the musical interludes and enjoy some refreshments, she said.

There would be about six titled bays of old things and collectables scattered throughout the three rooms, with themes including ‘What is the Dickens?’, ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’, ‘Where did you get that hat?’, ‘Strings attached’, and ‘Out of Africa’, co-organiser Nicol Macfarlane said.

There would also be a sales table, offering seasonal produce and treats, chutneys, jams, sauces, as well as vintage items and linen and a silent auction of an original watercolour of a beach scene would also be held.

  • Lindis-Fair, Lindisfarne Methodist Community Centre, corner of Lindisfarne and Miller Sts, Saturday, December 5, 11am-4.30pm. Entry is $10, including refreshments.

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