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Thousands head to Isle of Wight event

Wed 8 Sep 2010

Thousands head to Isle of Wight event

Thousands of people headed to a recent event on the Isle of Wight, it has been reported.

According to the Isle of Wight County Press, Wolverton Garden Fair - which was supported by the newspaper and ferry company Red Funnel - drew 6,000 people last weekend.

It was noted that thousands of pounds were raised for local charity Age Concern Isle of Wight, although it is possible last year's record total of £24,000 may not be beaten.

"Organisers said the event, which blends entertainment - including that with a medieval flavour - crafts, country pursuits and all things gardening, triumphed despite the difficult economic climate," the newspaper added.

Wolverton Manor - which hosted the event - has long been a favourite destination for people on Isle of Wight holidays - with the moat, which is a scheduled monument, of particular interest to visitors.

At the turn of the 18th century, the house was amended into a Queen Anne style, the venue's official website states.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800057215-ADNFCR

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