You will have seen our article about the Friends having a stall at the monthly Rochester Artisan Market in April.
Well, it all went so well that we signed up for the rest of the summer season. We had stalls in June, July, July, August and September. May was cancelled due to bad weather.
We are booked in for Saturday 9th October 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. We are located near the entrance to La Providence. We do hope you will come along and say ‘hello’.
The stalls have been very profitable, making over £800 so far. The cost of the pitch is £30 and so far each month has been sponsored by one or more of our members, and including the current mayor. If you would like to help by sponsoring a stall, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Providing the stall takes £100 I feel it is worth doing.
You can help in other ways, too. We sell good quality second hand jewellery, (which is where we started) but have expanded into small ceramics, decorative plates, objects d’art, and some small miscellaneous items that hopefully will attract a buyer.
With Christmas on the horizon, we will not be doing the November Artisan market as we hope to have a stall at the City of Rochester Society’s Craft Fair at the Rochester Christmas Market and Dickens Festival (TBC). These dates are 27/28 Nov ember and 11/12th December
As our items sell so well, we are always in need of replacements. If you think you have something that might be useful to us, we will be pleased to take your donation, especially if it might make a good Christmas present. I am always in need of the little jewellery boxes, as well. It does improve our presentation, and helps to sell our items. Just contact email@example.com and we will respond.
Sue Haydock, Chairman
In an update to an earlier news item, we are pleased to invite members and friends to join our Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Eastgate House on Wednesday 30th June at 6.30 pm (doors open 6.00pm. The meeting will take place at The Guildhall, Rochester High Street. Covid-19 restrictions will be in place.
The Mayor of Medway and our local Councillors will be joining us.
In addition to the formal meeting there will be a raffle and refreshments. Nominations to join the committee are also welcome.
If you would like to attend please contact us.
The Friends of Eastgate House attended the Rochester Artisan Market on Saturday 17th April 2021 - re-opening it's fundraising activities for the first time in over a year.
The Friends of Eastgate House AGM will be held on Thursday 18th June at 6.30 for 7 p.m. in the House. Please put this date in your diary. Further information in due course.
With the approach of autumn and winter, the sewing group will, once again, be in the throes of producing costumes, c1600 and Victorian. If you have a costume you no longer need or if you want to help with converting curtains, dollying-up sheet chemises, running repairs, or recording, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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