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Historic Shrewsbury manor opens doors for Christmas fayre
27 Nov 2018
by Rebecca Dutton


A Shropshire village community will come together for a special Christmas fayre at a historic county venue this weekend.

The Condover Christmas fayre will take place at Condover Hall, near Shrewsbury, on December 2nd (Sunday) and organisers are promising a great selection of stalls, food, drinks, music and festive cheer.

The event, open from 10am to 4pm, will also fundraise for local children at the primary school and the independent pre-school.

Sarah Lean-Williams, one of the organisers of the event, said: “This is a unique opportunity to visit the majestic Condover Hall and enjoy all of the treats we will have on offer.

“It is a great way to shop for Christmas with lots of handcrafted gifts and local creations, supporting local causes.

“As well as dozens of stalls there will also be street food available and a bar for those who want to enjoy a festive tipple as they wander around.”

Condover Hall is steeped in history with earliest records describing the Saxon village of Condover as a rural manor, forming part of the estate of Roger De Montfort, Earl of Shrewsbury.

It returned to the crown when his son, the 3rd earl, rose against Henry I and was deprived of his honours in 1102.  

The mansion house, as seen today, was built for Thomas Owen by Walter Hancock, a distinguished Shropshire mason from Much Wenlock, but it was not completed until 1598 – the year of Thomas Owen’s death.

“We are very excited that JCA Adventure, which are now based at the hall, has kindly opened the doors to the local community and invited us to have our Christmas Fayre at such a historic venue,” added Mrs Lean-Williams. 

“Among the stalls will be Feather Grey Jewellery, Shropshire Salumi, Jamberry Nails, Usborne Books, Carrie’s Quilting, the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and so much more.

“We cannot wait to see everyone there.”