John Peck Society fayre day

Phyllis Johnson admiring some of the craft work on display during a fayre day put on by The John Peck Society at St John the Baptist Church in Parson Drove.
Phyllis Johnson admiring some of the craft work on display during a fayre day put on by The John Peck Society at St John the Baptist Church in Parson Drove.
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A redundant church played host to a special fayre day put on by the John Peck Society.

St John the Baptist Church in Parson Drove was filled with flowers and craft displays, as well as historical displays that were of great interest to visitors.

Local crafts included quilting, Meccano models and photographs, and there were demonstrations of lace making, knitting and spinning.

There were information boards about the North Level and a John Peck members’ display. One of the highlights of the exhibits were the Eva Cole scrapbooks. Eva collected cuttings from the local press about people and events in and around Parson Drove for over 50 years, which have been bound into 11 scrapbooks.

Of course, the life of John Peck and his family was one of the main focal points of the day. On display were books of past Society events held in the church and of John’s achievements. Extracts from his diaries relating to fayre days in his era were read aloud throughout the day.