Alan Titchmarsh’s foreword to the Country Life Fair

There is a degree of satisfaction in seeing the countryside come to the town, and when it does so in the form of the Country Life Fair then you know it will be irresistible. The combination of country skills, country crafts and country produce in the grounds of Fulham Palace is one guaranteed to impress and inspire. Whether you are looking for gifts for others or treats for yourself, the fair offers a wide range of opportunities to splash out on the best of British produce.

As a lifelong fan of Country Life and, over the last few years, a contributor, I know and value tremendously the magazine’s passion and commitment to the countryside and the people who work within it. The championing and cherishing of rural skills and traditional crafts is implicit in the magazine’s ethos, and that is something which is reflected in the fair.

Thousands of devotees of the magazine realize that it occupies a unique place in the affections of all those who care about the British countryside, and no other magazine offers such a diverse range of topics from art and architecture to gardens and interiors, from fishing to fashion and motoring, from mouthwatering property pages to conservation and correspondence. No aspect of rural life is neglected.

Whether you are interested in food or fashion, craftsmanship or artistic endeavour, you will find the Country Life Fair a rewarding demonstration of our rural achievements, so put on your tweed and set out with your friends and family to enjoy the spectacle of the countryside coming to town. You won’t regret it.

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