Plant sale and a craft fair too

Time for the plant sale and craft fair at Blackshaw Head Chapel
Time for the plant sale and craft fair at Blackshaw Head Chapel

The Blackshaw Head Plant Sale and Craft Fair takes place next Saturday, May 9, at the chapel.

A wide range of locally-grown hardy perennial flowering plants will be on sale, as well as vegetable seedlings from local growers.

And if gardening is not your ‘thing’, there’s also an exhibition of children’s art, craft stalls and games, a home produce stall with tasty cakes, jams and chutneys, and delicious lunches and teas being served, all at Blackshaw Head Chapel from noon to 4pm.

Service 596 buses leave Hebden Bridge at a quarter past the hour and stop near to the chapel, returning from there just after half past.

Volunteers have been dividing and potting up hundreds of plants from local gardens, which have then been tended and nurtured through this recent windy and sub-zero weather to be ready for Saturday. As organiser Pat Munday says: ”If they’ll survive and thrive in Blackshaw Head you know they’ll romp away in your garden”.

The event is in aid of the chapel’s building fund.

“The chapel is an important resource for the community.” Pat explained, “It is used by many local groups as well as for village activities, but it costs over £250 a week to keep it open. Fund-raising events like this help.”