Miniature fair is big fun

A FAIR which has grown from its miniature beginnings to a full exhibit at the home of the Dambusters is taking place on Sunday.

The Dolls House and Miniatures Fair this season will run 10.30am-4pm, and feature about 35 stands including Brental Ceramic Designs, Classic Houses, Dee-Daw Designs and P.M.J Miniatures.

The fair, run by Lyndsey Fairs of Stickney, began with a small but busy fair of nine exhibitors in November 1998 at the Star Inn in Sibsey.

Organiser Sue Peall said: “Going to a dolls house fair is just a wonderful experience and you will see some very talented people.

“The fairs are not huge, but they are always busy – weather and advertisements permitting.”

It later moved to Sibsey Village Hall for more space before two years later moving to The Petwood Hotel, in Woodhall Spa.

Built in 1905 as a private home, the hotel was the home of the Dambusters Squadron during the Second World War.

Set in 30 acres of woodlands and gardens, organisers said the new venue proved to be a massive success with both exhibitors and enthusiasts.

There will also be an instant raffle/tombola.

Admission is £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

All proceeds from the event go to the Chemotherapy Unit at the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Organisers said the venue is disabled-friendly with ample free parking.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information call 01205 480876.