Vintage fun at the fair
A FORMER Olympic swimmer officially opened a charity fair in Hook last Saturday.
GB’s Kathy Read, who competed at Los Angeles in 1984, Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992, travelled from her New Forest home to open the Dolly’s Vintage Summer Fair.
The five-hour event, held at the Elizabeth Hall in Raven Road, Hook, featured a plant sale, vintage rides, handmade and craft stalls, traditional tearooms and an artisan baker.
There were homemade cushions by Lisa Carter, handmade smellies by Little Nannies Soap Company and pet accessories by Ted Barker.
The fair also featured a range of Vintage stalls including VJ Vintage, Birch and Hare, Made With Love, Ray of Sunshine and Ruby’s Jewels.
Grandma Lintott’s Knitting Stall featured a range of soft toys, while Imogen’s tearooms run by Ann Baldwin kept everyone suitably refreshed.
The fair was organised by Genevieve Baldwin, with proceeds going to the local branch of SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal charity, in memory of her daughter, Imogen, who was stillborn in March last year.
She said: “We haven’t added all the money up yet but I know Grandma’s Knitting and the tearooms raised over £300 so I reckon it will be about £500 after costs.
“Kathy gave up her time and day for free, which was fantastic.”
● The next vintage fair will be held in Old Basing Village Hall on November 2.
Pat Webb (left) receives her prize from president Pat Silvester.
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Former Olympic swimmer Kathy Reap with Kirsty Stephens.
The charity vintage and handmade fair at Elizabeth Hall, Raven Road, in Hook, was opened by former Olympic swimmerwimmer Kathy Reap.