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Draycott Summer Fayre

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 11, 2014

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The Draycott Summer Fayre, which takes place this Sunday, July 13, will feature a very special opportunity to take home a work of art.

Local award-winning wood sculptor Anthony Hammond will be taking his tools to the fair, where he will create a sculpture from scratch, using a freshly-cut lump of oak-trunk.

Visitors to the event, who can watch the carving as it takes place, will also be able to take part in a raffle to take home the piece at the end of the day.

What will the subject of the sculpture? Anthony said "it all depends".

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He added: "The wood is what dictates the final shape. I have made owls and bears in the past, and totems sometimes, and I like the natural world, so it won't be a surprise if an animal comes out this time again. But, what happens, happens."

Antony is just one of over 100 features at this year's Draycott Fayre, which is celebrating its twenty-first year.

The little village near Blythe Bridge attracts over 2,000 visitors for the event. The family-friendly event also has a specialist section for vintage vehicle lovers – but the main attractions will be a Viking re-enactment and the appearance of a Second World War aeroplane.

You can find out more about the fayre by searching the internet for 'Draycott Summer Fayre'

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