It’s win – win for our community

The Pantry, March 2018. Photo: From ‘Piddington Pantry – The Movie’, Tiz Ashton


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Play area behind the village hall, 2013. Photo: Maggie Pearce

Having fun at The Pantry raises money that will help village causes – such as refurbishing the play area at the village hall

When you have a coffee and a chat with your friends and neighbours, or buy a homemade cake or a unique handmade craft item or painting at The Pantry this Saturday, you’re not just enjoying yourself – you’re benefiting our whole community.

The Pantry is a huge supporter of village causes. Past donations have included substantial amounts towards the new kitchens in the church and the village hall as well as funds towards village events such as Apple Day. This autumn we will be promoting the refurbishment of the children’s play area at the village hall, which is being championed by Olivia Barrett. Olivia will be at the market tomorrow, getting your ideas and hoping to get some more of you involved.

As well as our stallholders selling a varied range of goodies, from handbags to jewellery to miniature gardens, we sell some very local products including Piddington cider, apple juice and chutney, local beers, Maggie and Tony’s plants and – new this time – local small-batch honey from Roger Luck, who used to live in the village. Roger sent us a little piece he’d written about his bees – read it here.

Don’t forget to visit the Art Marquee, where among the artists featured is our own Karen Joy, who started the Piddington Art Group. Karen is becoming a very well-known local artist – have a look at her work here and come and say hello tomorrow.

And finally, help is always needed with setting up (3pm today) or clearing afterwards. If you want to know what’s involved, have a look at the video ‘Behind the Scenes’!

We look forward to seeing you there…

Who’s coming?

The Pantry, March 2018. Photo: From ‘Piddington Pantry – The Movie’, Tiz Ashton

Here’s who you’ll find at The Pantry this time – your favourite stallholders plus a couple of new people.

Zena Ashdown: Bespoke handbags and baskets

Jennie Bosher: Handmade decorations and cards, knitted cushions and toys

Daphne Bray: Boxes, pictures and jewellery – NEW

Event & Party Balloons:  Brilliant balloons for memorable occasions

Kathy Buckingham: Unique agate pendants, snoods, fabric beaded necklaces and more

Flooseymoo Jewellery: Handmade silver & semi-precious gemstone jewellery

Horton Accessories: Fine accessories for women, men and the home

Kim’s Jewels: Fun and affordable jewellery and scarves

Miniature Enchanted Gardens: Tina Allen makes exquisite tiny gardens for decoration and events, as well as kits for children to make their own – NEW

Piddington Cottage Garden Plants: A lovely selection of locally grown plants

Prime Wood Studios: Handcrafted wooden gifts

Topstitch: Handsewn items


The Art Marquee: An Exhibition held by the Piddington Art Group, featuring the work of several local artists including Piddington’s Karen Joy


Homemade cake + church stall

Local beer stall


Secondhand books