VIDEO: Big turnout makes craft festival a great success

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A craft and gift sale has been hosted by KOS, formerly the Kettering Operatic Society.

A huge range of items are on display at the festival at Cranford Hall this weekend (August 31 and September 1), with proceeds helping the society to put on its next show, the Wizard of Oz, in April and May 2014.

KOS Craft and Gift Show at Cranford Hall

KOS Craft and Gift Show at Cranford Hall

It is the 17th version of the annual festival, and this year more than 45 stalls were in place. It runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Musical entertainment on Saturday was provided by the Over 60s brass band, with the Thrapston Town Band playing on Sunday.

Organiser Barbara Murkitt said she was pleased with the turnout, and estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 would have come through the gates by Sunday evening.

“It’s perfect,” she said. “The weather is good, the grounds are superb and the house is such a nice place.

“One couple came up to me and said they came last year and enjoyed it so much they have brought two more people with them.”

She also thanked Lady Robinson, who lives at Cranford Hall, for agreeing to have the festival in the grounds.