The Isle of Wight Jigsaw Festival

23rd July 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring another jigsaw festival this year and this time, it's in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight!

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St James Church have been holding jigsaw festivals annually started 1995! It all began when the Rector at the time, Rev. Stuart Cleaver, also a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast, came up with the idea to display his own private collection of jigsaw puzzles. To make it more of a fundraising exercise, other made up puzzles went on display and were for sale. Due to the success of this first Festival it has been staged every year since and grown immensely.

Approximately 300 jigsaw puzzles can be displayed at any one time and as soon as a puzzle is sold another replaces it. This is just one reason why several visits are necessary during the Festival. 1,525 puzzles were sold last year!

This year's festival will be held on Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August 2018 at St James Church, East Cowes, IOW, PO32 6RL.

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Entry charge:
Adults are £1.50
Children are 50 pence
Children accompanied by an adult are free

Refreshments are also available in the Church Hall and there will also be a jigsaw tombola…we look forward to seeing you there!

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