WHITCHURCH Craft Fair boasted a range of beatifully-crafted items and tasty treats to tempt shoppers away from the high street fair.

The town mayor, Councillor Bev Duffy was on the second-hand book stall (from 101 Elephant Jokes to Planes of the Luftwaffe) to raise funds for her two chosen charities for her year in office: local Scouts and Guides groups and the Headway charity.

Cllr Duffy said: "Headway supports and helps in the recovery for acquired brain injury, which is something I have had a personal connection with. It is often associated with young men, but not always.

"It is amazing what they can do. Their Shropshire base is in Shrewsbury but they have a shop in Whitchurch."

Sofia Santos, meanwhile, was offering the unique, Brazilian-inspired flavours of her brigadeiros; not a chocolate, not a fudge, not a cupcake, and not to be missed!

And Vermeulen's of Ellesmere presented some more traditional bakery treats, including giant scones, custard tarts and pork pies with stilton on top!

The Whitchurch Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society took the opportunity to promote their forthcoming musical spectacular, The Sound of Music, the ever-popular tale of Nazis and Nuns made into a Hollywood smash starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The show is on at the Civic Centre from November 19-23.