Action from the 2012 Jigsaw Puzzle Extravaganza in Abbots Langley.
On Saturday Emily and I headed to Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire to attend Jigfest 2012!
We had spotted the event in a news story in the Watford Observer and decided to check it out. The admission was £1 and included a cup of tea – I required very little persuading with an offer of free tea!
Even though Emily is a card carrying member (Bronze level) of The Official UK Puzzle Club we had never been to a ‘Jigfest’ before. Handily the organisers had information on each of the tables with details of what to do.
I enjoyed my free cup of tea and the chance to ‘play’ a Where’s Wally? jigsaw puzzle. I managed to find Wally, who had been very sneakily hidden. I couldn’t find Wizard Whitebeard though.
The annual Jigfest extravaganza is held to raise funds for the upkeep of the Abbots Langley Community Centre. Jigfest is sponsored by M.K. Ginder & Sons Funeral Directors.
It was also nice to have a wander around Abbots Langley in the lovely sunny weather. Even though we live just down the road in Luton we've never been there before.
- Abbots Langley Community Centre - Jigfest Host Venue
- M.K. Ginder & Sons Funeral Directors - Jigfest Sponsors
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Jigfest was indeed a Festival Of Jigsaws! Great fun all round.
Was also tempted by a very interesting looking Wasgij. However having the final version laid out already (I know it shows that all of the pieces are there) kind of ruins the point (and the fun) of the doing a Wasgij in the first place!
You can read about the 2012 Jigfest event in the Watford Observer at "Jigsaw festival raises £1,600 to spruce up community centre"
Emily and I spotted a Jan Van Haasteren 'Crazy Golf' jigsaw puzzle in a shop in Ipswich at the weekend :D
It looks great and comes in 1500 and 3000 piece puzzles.
Fingers crossed we get one for Christmas!
In the March 2014 issue of The Official UK Puzzle Club's newsletter we read that the 6th Abbots Langley Jigfest will be taking place on Saturday 5th of April.
The event will run from 10am - 5pm at the Community Centre, Manor House Grounds, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire and admission is just £1 (including a free tea or coffee!).
Emily and I attended the 2012 Jigfest.
- The Official UK Puzzle Club
National Puzzle Day is on Thursday 29 January 2015.
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