Crafters enjoy market's first year
1:02pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
Carol Williams and Pauline McGuinness at the Dursley Craft Market under the Town Hall on Saturday (1271459)
VISITORS and stallholders alike enjoyed a cool but sunny morning at Dursley Craft Market recently as it prepares for its special Christmas market a year after it began.
With around 12 traders selling their homemade wares on a regular basis at the market, the enterprise has shown significant growth since it started in December last year, when only six stalls started out.
Now patrons can find a wealth of locally-made goods to enjoy including cards, notice boards, bags, jewellery, candles, pottery, food and even sock animals.
Humming Bird Café, based on Silver Street, has also become a stallholder selling its own range of tasty preserves.
Organiser Diane Maughan said she had really enjoyed the market’s first year.
“It’s great to encourage people to get involved to show them that they can do it. When you make something and it sells, it’s a wonderful feeling that people like it that much to pay for it,” she said.
“We have a good variety of crafters here. We try and keep it cheap enough so new people can give it a try.”
The next market will be on Saturday, October 26, before a special Christmas-themed event on Saturday, December 7 with both the town hall and the market place underneath being utilised for all the stalls.
Anyone wanting a stall can contact Diane on 01453 548 704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org