A stallholder drenched in a downpour at the Mosgiel Christmas
market day yesterday was impressed when members of the public
helped move her goods to safety.
Numbers were down on last year, but several hundred attended
the Mosgiel Business Association's annual Christmas market.
Dunedin woman Sharleen Rae set up her craft stall beneath a
large tree, before a downpour hit just after 11am. Aided by
onlookers, she shifted to the other side of the street, under
''I got soaked, but I'm having fun. Despite the rain, people
have been generous and friendly. It's a good atmosphere,'' Ms
Mosgiel Business Association committee member Jan-Maree
Anderson was pleased the weather eventually cleared, after
the wet start. A few stallholders packed up and went home
because of it, but many others were happy with their day, she
Last year the event had very different weather, temperatures
hitting the 30s.
Mrs Anderson said while the heat had been better for turnout,
at least people were more likely to buy hot food and coffee
when it was cold.