Project to support ‘Best Made Local ...’

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An initiative to encourage people to buy locally handmade products was so successful it is being repeated.

The second Best Made Local sale will be held at York House, Stony Stratford, on December 7. It will offer twice as many stalls with unique crafted Christmas presents and products from preserves and chilli sauces to pens, stained glass, jewellery, textiles, and ceramics.

Best Made Local was formed by designer Myra Hutton, of Wavendon, and Steph Thannhauser, from Great Holm, to help support British makers and foodie artisans who make a living from their craft.

Said Myra: “The aim is to engage and inform the public by introducing them to the wide range of products created on the doorstep or within easy reach.

“By buying locally made products we save on the need to travel to get great quality and at the same time support the local economy.

“There’s also a chance to meet those who make the products and learn their creative story.”

It’s hoped to continue to grow the idea by holdinging sales in venues across Beds, Bucks, Herts and Northants.

The December eventwill enter intothe festive spirit with entertainment from two local choirs, The Cryers , and Sloop Groggy Dog (The Shanty Men) a male voice ensemble. Refereshments will be available.

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