Bexhill author at craft fair

The next Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair in the ‘Second Saturday Stands’ series of fairs held in St. Barnabas Church will be tomorrow, Saturday December 13.

The blue plaque outside the church commemorates the multi-faceted life of Canon Basil Davies, former vicar, historian, motorcyclist and motorcycle journalist whose pen name was ‘Ixion’.

A book on his life was published this year, and local author Dave Masters will be at the craft fair to sign copies from 2pm - this could well be a perfect personalised Christmas gift to any motorcyclist with a fascinating local connection.

This month’s fair is fully booked by stallholders offering a range of locally crafted items – from enamelled silver to winter woollies for that perfect gift. Refreshments will be available throughout the day: doors open at 10am and the fair will close at 3pm.

The majestic church – half way between the railway station and the seafront in Sea Road, Bexhill - offers full disabled access and toilet facilities, and there is a car park. Entrance is free.

For further information contact the organisers, Cantelupe Community Association (registered charity number XT 11284) by e-mail at cantelupe@mail.org Money raised from the event goes back into the local community and supports the area’s most important heritage asset: the listed church building itself with its windows in urgent need of repair.