Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens

Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.



Sunday, 4 December 2011

Frost Fair

Phew, what a weekend! Frost Fair at Attingham is always one of the biggest events of the year but this year was our best and busiest yet. There were dozens and dozens of stalls, selling breads, cheese, meats, chocolate, mulled wine, fudge, cakes, jewellery, clothing, hand-knitted toys, wood crafts, garden ornaments, art, glassware, pottery, Christmas decorations, books - pretty much anything you could want! The exact number of visitors hasn't been made available yet but on Friday there were around 2200, on Saturday around 4500 and today I'm guessing well into 6000 people!


Just two of the marquees in the Stables - there was another giant one behind the mansion plus many more stalls inside!

The wardens (and some gardening staff - thank you Mary, Debbie and Joel!) have been working flat out in the car parking department - 12,000 people means a lot of cars flooding in over a short period of time. With help from a dozen volunteers we managed to get everyone in and out pretty smoothly - thank goodness for the dry weather. I would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of the volunteers for their time and hard work - we couldn't have done it without you.

I managed to get a few pictures between waving cars into position - mostly of the endless sea of vehicles!




Cari summed up the weekend artistically!

4 comments:

  1. That last picture is so cute :-)

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  2. Cari drew one each evening, I wasn't sure if Sunday's would be happy or completely exhausted! Update on Frost Fair visitor numbers - 11,975!!!

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  4. Excellent site, It was pleasant to me. I would love to visit it again

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