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Saint Nicholas visits Halfpenny Green Vineyard's Stall at Limburg's Christmas market
Traders from Lichfield and Burntwood are being given the chance to show off their wares overseas in the run up to Christmas. Lichfield’s German twin town of Limburg an der Lahn’s Christmas market takes place in the picturesque Old Town – and local businesses are being invited to sell their produce on this market for a week later this year.  The dates available are either November 27 to December 4 or December 5-11.  The market is open every day from 10am until 8pm.  Organisers of the Limburg Christmas market are suggesting that potential traders sell items which retail up to €10 which are clearly English and which would make ideal Christmas gifts. In 2008, Halfpenny Green Vineyards took their wines, liqueurs, ciders, jams and pickles and received a warm welcome from the residents of, and visitors to, Limburg . Once again, the Limburg Twinning Association has booked one of the traditional wooden huts for the four weeks of the market and asks for a contribution towards the hire costs plus electricity used for the week. Traders will need to finance their own transport to and frum Limburg, but self-caterin accommodation is provided free of charge in a small holiday cottage which sleeps two. Members of the Twinning Association will be on hand all week to help with issues such as translation.  Anyone interested can contact Julie Dewhurst, the Lichfield City Council Twinning Officer, on 01543 309851 or by emailing The organsiers of the market have set a deadline of mid-October for stallholders to book their space.


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