Hull Bake Off winner to hold Christmas fayre

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Nancy Birtwhistle won the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off Great British Bake Off fans take note - Nancy Birtwhistle is planning to demonstrate her baking prowess for the first time in in region. The Hull-born winner of the show's 2014 series has showed off her skills to crowds across the country and even on cruise ships, but has yet to perform closer to home. But on December 8, she will be on home soil, holding a Christmas fayre at Ropery Hall, in Barton, where she lives. Nancy, a retired GP practice manager, will front a day of "how to" baking demonstrations, which she hopes will take the stress out of Christmas lunch. Also included is refreshments, light lunch, tastings, recipes and planning tips.An evening session will also be held, offering the chance to enjoy a glass of bubbly and living baking demonstrations. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Nancy, a grandmother-of-eight, said: "I have demonstrated all over the country, in places like Manchester, London and Birmingham, but I've not done anything locally. "People often stop me and ask if I do demonstrations locally. This is why I wanted to do something this Christmas." Meanwhile, Nancy is nearing the end of her 365 digital challenge. She is offering tips each day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram covering a range of disciplines.Often, Nancy includes a short video recorded on her mobile phone. "It's extremely time-consuming but I'm thoroughly enjoying," she said. It is Nancy's intention to eventually use the recipes for a book.Some 13.5 million people tuned in to watch Nancy triumph in the show, when it was aired on prime time BBC One. Fans may remember her impressive Moulin Rouge-inspired 'windmill' in the Showstopper round of the final that sealed the decision for judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Day tickets (10.30am - 3pm) for the event fayre cost £35. Evening tickets (7pm - 9.30pm) cost £25. Call 01652 660380 or visit for further information and to buy tickets.

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