Sunday Summer Markets unveiled
Crafts, Arts & Antiques on Sundays!
20th July, 17th August & 14th September
See below for details:
Summer Plans for Market Place
Alnwick Markets has unveiled plans for a monthly Craft & Antique Market on Sundays during the summer season.
“We plan to host three Sunday markets this summer as a trial on 20th July, 17th August and 14th September,” says Philip Angier, Alnwick Markets Chair. “There has been a lot of discussion about making more use of the Market Place as a public space. We believe that a Sunday Craft & Antique market will prove popular.”
Helen McKenzie of Hedgely Antiques Centre in Powburn is backing the scheme and plans to take a stall at all three markets. “There are a lot of visitors to Alnwick in the summer looking for activities with local interest,” says Helen. “The craft and antique market is a very appealing way of sharing some of the story of Northumberland.”
Helen and Alnwick Markets Manager, Steve Ellaby, have already had expressions of interest from a number of potential stall holders. “It’s always a risk for traders to commit to a new event like this,” says Steve. “We believe that it will prove to be a popular new summer feature in the town. We shall be supporting the markets with extra publicity and signs.” The new initiative has been made possible partly thanks to the Community Cornerstone Award which Alnwick Markets received from Newcastle Building Society last November.
Carlo Biagioni, Chair of the Chamber of Trade “This is a great idea. We need more to offer visitors to the town on a Sunday. This could be a big fillip to town centre trade.”
Making better use of the Market Place will be a central theme in the Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan which is being developed under the guidance of the Town Council. “We have a historic Market Place at the heart of our town. It should be a focal point for social and cultural events,” says Alnwick Mayor, Bill Grisdale. “These proposals are just the sort of activity we are looking for and will I am sure they will be welcomed by the Town Team.”
Alnwick Markets is keen to hear from more potential stallholders. There are special terms on offer for those who attend all three markets. For booking details contact Steve Ellaby, Alnwick Markets Manager on 07783 557116 or visit the website www.alnwickmarkets.co.uk
For further details contact:
Philip Angier – 01665 605348
Steve Ellaby - 07783 557116
Every Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Thursdays: 9am - 4pm (April - December)
Farmers Markets: 9am - 2pm (on the last Friday of every month except December)
People from the town and it's surrounding district have been coming to Alnwick Markets for hundreds of years to buy and sell and exchange news with traders and acquaintances.
On Market days you can buy local produce, find a bargain and enjoy the genial atmosphere in the Market Place. It is a way of life for many local people who come each week and for visitors it can be an enjoyable part of your day out in Alnwick.
Alnwick Markets are run by Local Living.