By Chris Roberts/Widerview Visual Media

THREE major festive events took place in South Warwickshire at the weekend.

The Shipston Victorian Evening, the Quinton Craft Fair and the Chipping Campden Christmas Market all took place.

The weather for all was extremely cold but it didn’t put off the visitors in attending.

The Shipston Victorian Evening on Friday was run by the Rotary club of Shipston-on-Stour and this year, for the first time they were joined by volunteers from the Stour Valley Lions Club.

Many stalls were selling Christmas merchandise and food at the event, which was started off by the children of Shipston Primary School singing carols accompanied by the Shipston Town Band.

Then the town crier Marion Lowe welcomed the crowds and introduced mayor Gerry Kelly to open proceedings, which included the lighting up of the tree of life, along with Faye Ivens.

Fun activities included a stilt walker a human fruit machine and a visit from Father Christmas. The Cotswold Singers also performed.

On Saturday morning the Quinton Craft Fair took place with proceeds going to the repairs needed for St Swithin’s Church. Both Tudor Grange Primary in Meon Vale and Quinton Primary School performed carols to large crowds.

The church warden Jane Spooner introduced the schools.

There were raffles, Christmas items to buy as well as refreshments including hot rolls for a cold day.

Starting at lunchtime of Saturday the Chipping Campden Christmas Market took place, fortunately avoiding the foggy conditions in some parts of the district.

There were a very wide range of stalls on offer as well as music on the stage from schools finishing off with the Wired Trio before at 4:30pm the Tree of Life and the town Christmas lights were lit.