Thousands flock to Sandringham Bank Holiday festival

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6:39 AM May 3, 2022



Sandringham Estate was buzzing with activity as it hosted the annual Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Thousands of people visited over the May Bank Holiday weekend and got stuck in to the many activities on offer.




Children try out the Cruck Barn playhouse, made by wood sculptor ian Freemantle at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival. From left, Maisie Griffin, two; with her sisters, Alexia, six; and Sienna, seven; and Jensen Guerin, seven ..
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From lumber jack sports to a ride on a Ferris wheel, there was fun to be found at every corner of the site.


Families enjoy the big wheel at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Families enjoy the big wheel at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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Well-known names like Levi Roots, Phil Vickery and Norfolk chef Galton Blackiston wowed visitors with cooking demonstrations over the weekend.


Chef Galton Blackiston during his cookery demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Fest

Chef Galton Blackiston during his cookery demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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The Sandringham Cup chainsaw carving impressed onlookers as they marvelled at the artists’ skills who made creations out of wood while using dangerous machinery.


Mike Jones with his carving of lions at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Mike Jones with his carving of lions at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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There was plenty of food and drink to enjoy with a host of stalls serving a range of cuisines and locally produced gins.


Ian Pinches from Whatahoot Gin at King's Lynn at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Ian Pinches from Whatahoot Gin at King’s Lynn at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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Annabel Walcock working at the StrEat Kebabs stall at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

Annabel Walcock working at the StrEat Kebabs stall at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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Crafters showcased their wares at the craft pavilions and there was even live music to enjoy as the day went on.


People enjoying the food at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.

People enjoying the food at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
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The fair was organized by Living Heritage Events, who run’game and country’shows across the country.


The Richman family enjoy lunch at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival. Michelle and Dave w

The Richman family enjoy lunch at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival. Michelle and Dave with their children, twins Thomas and Theresa, 12; and Nicola, 23.
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The audience watching the Galton Blackiston cookery demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and

The audience watching the Galton Blackiston cookery demonstration at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
–Credit: Denise Bradley


Christopher Cole gives out samples of pork and apple burgers from Owie's Large Black Piggy Porkers a

Christopher Cole gives out samples of pork and apple burgers from Owie’s Large Black Piggy Porkers at the Sandringham Food, Craft and Wood Festival.
–Credit: Denise Bradley

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