IT is known for its community spirit, so the majority of stalls were run by villagers at the Christmas fair at Holy Cross Church, Binsted.

And those who weren’t running stalls filled the hall to buy a wealth of gifts and festive foods at the December 5 event.

Fair co-ordinator Angela Dunne said: “We are proud it is such a community event and so many ran their own stalls with a mix of homemade goods and cakes or handcraft items.

“One of the most popular were the Christmas wreaths made by ladies of the village and another best seller was Binsted Primary School’s cook book written entirely by the pupils.”

Businesses gave prizes for the raffle and there was also a visit from Father Christmas, much to the delight of the children.

The fair is run every year for the parish church and the £1,400 raised this year will go toward repairs to the chancel roof.