HALL and Lavenham Christmas Fair 2018
final event in this very busy year was Potters and Friends, our annual
feast of ceramics and crafts. Fifteen potters and craftspeople set up their
stalls in the house selling unique handmade gifts of pottery, textiles,
metalwork, glasswork and jewellery. Our Artist in Residence, Lucy Perry
was able to show and sell
some of her beautiful screen prints made as the result of her time in the house,
sketching, and photographing the house and its collection. We are hoping to see
more of Lucy in the new year.
the Christmas Fair, Lavenham was really buzzing. I don’t think I have ever seen
the Market Place so crowded. We had a record number of visitors through the
house, over 2,500 adults and children. There were those who have made it an
annual pilgrimage, those looking for a special gift and the generally curious.
All the exhibitors enjoyed selling their wares and returning to this lovely old
is now closed until the Saturday 30th March 2019, but
work will be continuing on cleaning and cataloguing the collection, maintaining
the house and garden and restocking the shop with more new products.
the house is closed, we are happy to welcome groups of ten people or more, so
long as we have prior warning enabling us to find volunteers.
We are also happy to offer
illustrated talks about the house and its history at meetings of your group.
Christine Grey is our bookings coordinator, so please contact her via the link
on the website if you
would like to book a visit
clothier’s timber framed house, Little Hall is the only medieval residential
property in Lavenham open to the public and is run entirely by volunteers.
Rescued in the 1920’s and 30’s by the Gayer Anderson twin brothers, Little Hall
is filled with their collection of antiques and antiquities and retains the
atmosphere of a friendly family home.
help to guide our visitors, in our shop, in the garden, to look after our
collections and much more. If you would like to find out more and join our team
of volunteers who keep this ancient building alive, consult our website or
contact me, Gwyneth Arnott on 01787 247919.
follow – watch out for posters around the village and in the next edition of