VILLAGERS joined together to show their arty side at a special event in Whitburn.
The village held its first Local Produce and Crafts Day at the Barnes Institute, in East Street.
There were stalls and exhibitions showcasing the talents of the community as well as a presentation on Whitburn’s history.
Ward councillors Peter Boyack, Tracey Dixon and Sylvia Spraggon were at the event, and have hailed it as a roaring success.
Displays included local food and drink, arts and crafts, photography, and a joint exhibition by the Whitburn History Group and Whitburn and Marsden Heritage Group.
There were also competitions for the best decorated cupcake, which was won by villager Sherrie McKean, and best image of ‘iconic Whitburn’, which was won by a photograph of Whitburn Windmill by Nicole Smith.
Prizes for the competitions were donated by local businesses. Coun Boyack said: “It was wonderful to see the community come together for the Local Produce and Craft Day. There was something for all ages to enjoy.
“Well done to all the competition winners and to the organisers for holding such as delightful event.”
Brian Hastings, chairman of the Barnes Institute, who co-ordinated the day, is hoping it will become an annual event.
He said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended and to all those who had stalls. It was a great day, and we hope next year’s event will be even more successful.”