Shap Farmers' & Makers' Market

Next Market

Saturday 24th June

Thank you to all who took part in the Shap Farmers’ and Makers’ Market on 27th May.,
Special thanks to those who brought sheep, sticks, bees and information and who shared their knowledge with visitors and those who demonstrated Hooky Rug making, Wool Spinning and Knitting for the opening day of the ‘Our Common Heritage’ exhibition at The Old Courthouse. 
The exhibition continues at The Old Courthouse until 18th June there’s lots of information and old farming artefacts to see – or you can have a sit down to watch the video of  farming/commons images or listen to recordings of interviews with some farming characters past and present in Westmorland.
We are grateful to the following for supporting and adding extra interest to our May Market ‘Our Common Heritage’ event;
Herdwick sheep –  Ian Grisedale
Rough Fell sheep – Jonathan Capstick and family,    Ann and William Mason
Swaledale sheep – Hugh Harrison
Stickmaker – Harold Mason
Federation of Cumbria Commoners –  Viv Lewis,  John Rowland
Fell Pony Society/Greenholme Stud  – Bill and Isobel Potter
David Staples  – bee observation hide
Hooky rug making – June Hill
Wool spinning – Chris Stewart
OC Knitters –  Val Brough, Marion Drinkwater
Examples of quilting –  Helen Dixon 
‘Make a sheep’ children’s craft – Nicola Estill (Westmorland Dales)