NEXT TWO MONTH'S MEETINGS

- 21st November - 8:15 : A Year in the Life of Mote Park.
- 12th December - 8:15 : Christmas Party - Bring a Friend.

Monday, 16 September 2013

SAFARI MARKET - 2013 - OUR FIFTH YEAR !.

 The day dawned grey, but could have been much worse weatherwise, and it did not stop our valued customers driving from all parts of Kent to get here.  

There were all kind of stalls


An Open Air affair with a million videos & DVD's and a very smiley faced seller
Secluded affairs where one could be discrete in ones purchases

Very 'Home and Garden' Affairs with Oast house, stream and accompanying ducks. 
One even with a notice attached to the house saying  'MAKE ME AN OFFER'  -  whether she was saving on House Agents, or just selling her unwanted treasure we didn't ask.


This ' Invitation to our Deck', was also publicised by streamers (out of picture)
 attached to the two poles in the front. 
Some even managed to squash into a gap between houses

Items on sale were many and varied, with a Dinner set worthy of Downton Abbey.

This buyer was obviously delighted with his Man of Wood a unique momento.

What I always wanted - an outdoor wheeled table/drinks trolley, plus an electronic musical machine
purchased and wheeled off  before I get could there!
Socks had been converted magically into all kinds of animals and were selling well.
Children has a fantastic collection  and at just the right height.

This year the Pavilion was selling everything at £1  - one person's trash was another person's  treasure.
Presided over by Joyce Walker as Chief  Saleswoman, with the assistance of her grandaughter.
Joyce had previously cooked and sold our hot food, and this year was the turn of Mary Henderson and her friends to provide this service. 
We also needed -'Tea Ladies' Rita, Sue, Hilary, Joy and general dogsbodies, Jane, Margaret, Val and Janice.- and our two man team of Gazebo erectors  Jim Henderson  (WI husband) and Moray Dennett who has no affiliation to the WI, but gives his time and we are so grateful. 

Our Tea and Hot food tent was popular, as were the Craft stall from Bearsted Green  WI
and the Cake stall from Leeds WI.


West Kent Federation Chairman Sheila Miles paid us a long promised visit with  her Husband

COMPETITION WINNER.
The object was to visit as many stalls as possible and note the name of the individual picture displayed at each site.   There were 6 people who got them all correct so a draw was necessary for the outright winner  who was ROBIN DEARLE OF HOLLLINGBOURNE. 
These 6 will receive a free map for next years Safari.



Satisfaction is what we aim to provide, and finally a picture of a very satisfied customer leaving one stall having just purchased his NEW BICYCLE from them.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR