PICTURES: Another cracking festive day in Spilsby

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Spilsby U3A Singing For Fun group. ANL-150712-160549001
Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Spilsby U3A Singing For Fun group. ANL-150712-160549001

Strong winds couldn’t stop residents in Spilsby having a cracker of a day at the weekend.

Spilsby Lions’ Club held its annual Cracker Day in the warmth of the Franklin Hall on Saturday.

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Chris Margan, Mike Morgan and Bev Brant, raising money for Save the Chidren. ANL-150712-160603001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Chris Margan, Mike Morgan and Bev Brant, raising money for Save the Chidren. ANL-150712-160603001

Visitors flocked to the hall to browse a sparkling selection of 38 craft and charity stalls.

Festive refreshments were provided by Spilsby Young Farmers and Spilsby Rotary Club served mulled wine.

There was also seasonal entertainment from the Spilsby U3A singing group and a Santa’s grotto for the children.

The cracker day has been a huge annual Spilsby tradition since 2001, first starting with outside stalls then moving into the Franklin Hall six years ago.

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Gay Crawford of Primrose Farm, Thorpe St Peter, with her home made produce. ANL-150712-160614001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Gay Crawford of Primrose Farm, Thorpe St Peter, with her home made produce. ANL-150712-160614001

This will be the last one held by Spilsby Lions Club, which is folding at the end of the year, but there are hopes the event will be taken over by another group next year.

Secretary Angela Morris said: “We were really busy with it being so windy. I wore a Santa hat at the start but it didn’t last long it was so warm in there. From the feedback we’ve had, the stalls had a good day and everyone enjoyed themselves.”

Member Sue Oliver said: “We have big hopes the Cracker Day will carry on with another group.”

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Tina Miles and Linda Dimsdale of Little Steeping, with their handmade crafts. ANL-150712-160629001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Tina Miles and Linda Dimsdale of Little Steeping, with their handmade crafts. ANL-150712-160629001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Chris and Lindsay Sumner-Wilson with their handmade Christmas decorations.

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. Chris and Lindsay Sumner-Wilson with their handmade Christmas decorations.

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Steve Ackroyd, Anne Ackroyd and Derek Blow of Spilsby Lions. ANL-150712-160657001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Steve Ackroyd, Anne Ackroyd and Derek Blow of Spilsby Lions. ANL-150712-160657001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Joy Dawson and her mother-in-law Brenda Dawson with hand made silk flower arrangements. ANL-150712-160708001

Cracker Day at Spilsby Town Hall. L-R Joy Dawson and her mother-in-law Brenda Dawson with hand made silk flower arrangements. ANL-150712-160708001