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Ickworth welcomes nearly 7,000 visitors to 29th wood and craft fair




Thousands of visitors flocked to Ickworth on Saturday and Sunday for the biggest event in its annual calendar.

HORRINGER: Ickworth Wood Fair.This October, Ickworth will be hosting its biggest event in the properties calendar, the Wood &.Craft fair which will be celebrating its 29th year. A weekend of showcasing the very best in wood.craft and country craft from local people and businesses. Jamie and Clare Bird with girls Freya and Claudia Picture Mark Westley. (4640566)
HORRINGER: Ickworth Wood Fair.This October, Ickworth will be hosting its biggest event in the properties calendar, the Wood &.Craft fair which will be celebrating its 29th year. A weekend of showcasing the very best in wood.craft and country craft from local people and businesses. Jamie and Clare Bird with girls Freya and Claudia Picture Mark Westley. (4640566)

The 29th wood and craft fair showcased the best in wood craft and country craft from local people and businesses.

The idea of the wood sale idea was conceived following the 1987 hurricane, which caused major devastation to Ickworth’s trees.

It was decided to mill the trees and sell the wood to help benefit the park.

By 1989, the wood was finally prepared and ready for sale from a tent at the park.

Now, the event has evolved and there was much more on offer than simply wood in a tent.

Abbi Lang, Ickworth senior visitor experience marketing officer, said: “Despite the wet weather on the Saturday we had nearly 7,000 visitors across the weekend.

"As well as a record number of craft stalls and demonstrators for visitors to enjoy, we also raised more than £16,000 from our wood sales, which will all be reinvested into our conservation works across the estate.

"We are looking forward to planning next year's fair, which will be its 30th year."

The wood sold was was felled from Ickworth and milled by the ranger team, as part of the process of felling and re-planting trees across the estate land.



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