Record turnout at Ridgeway Farmers and Craft Market

14 May 2018

Record numbers turned out for the Ridgeway Farmers and Craft Market this weekend.

The market, which consisted of 40 artisan stores selling an array of homeware, food and homemade crafts, had a successful day for trade with the warm weather bringing customers from all over the local area.

The proceeds from the market, held at Ridgeway Sports and Social Club, will go towards helping with the upkeep of the community hall and sports facilities, including the popular local tennis courts.

Stall holder Jackie Lymn, 54, from Norton said “It is one of the biggest turnouts I’ve seen, and I have held my stall here ten times’

“The lovely sunny weather has brought people from all over the local area, and it’s created a really nice community spirit.”

The market is held in May and November each year, and has experienced great success since it first started six years ago.

Lymn, who holds a homemade craft stall boasting a selection of scarves, candles and fragrances said: “I love having a stall here, and everyone who comes has a great time. I see people I went to school with and people I grew up with who all come to enjoy the market.

“It’s a great market, with so many good quality gifts and food stuffs being available to the public, and it all goes to a good cause that everyone in the local community supports.”

The next market is set to be held in November, weather permitting.

Written by Eleanor Bate

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