Melton Festival of Cribs was “another amazing spectacle”

Organiser Margaret Phillips shows 95-year-old Nancy Bramall around the crib festival PHOTO: Tim Williams

Organiser Margaret Phillips shows 95-year-old Nancy Bramall around the crib festival PHOTO: Tim Williams

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Another successful Melton Festival of Cribs was attended by visitors from all over the country.

The festive weekend attraction saw 100 nativity cribs on display and raised over £1,800 for the Sage Cross Church Development Fund.

Dawn Newton puts the finishing touches to her pottery nativity scene PHOTO: Tim Williams

Dawn Newton puts the finishing touches to her pottery nativity scene PHOTO: Tim Williams

Cribs came from all over the world made in many different shapes, sizes and materials.

Organiser Margaret Phillips said: “People put plenty of hard work into the displays this year and the event was another amazing spectacle.

“Newcomers who I spoke to asked if they could do a crib next time which is always encouraging.

“Cribs were from Portugal, Kenya, Alaska, Belgium, Peru, Austria, Malta, Bangladesh, Italy, Mexico and the Philippines. One was bought from Melton’s old Woolworths store, and there were even some made from banana leaves and pegs.”

Turkey lunches were served on Sunday.