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Swaffham stages its first evening market

10:17 18 August 2012

Swaffham mayor Terry Jennison at Charlie Smith

Swaffham mayor Terry Jennison at Charlie Smith's silk flower stall during the town's first evening market. Picture; Richard Bishop


A continental feel took over the centre of Swaffham on Friday evening as the town staged its first evening street market.


Traders from the usual Friday, Saturday and Sunday markets mixed with local traders and a relaxed atmosphere was created on the warm evening in the heart of the town.

The Macarnos provided entertainment under the Buttercross and there was also a play bus and bouncy castle to keep the children entertained.

Town clek Richard Bishop said: “It went really well with a good turn out of traders and public. The only downside was the traffic congestion caused by the road closure, this needs to be improved upon next time around.

“The positives far outweighed the negatives, though and it was something different for Swaffham.”

He said the idea came from the market committee led by chairman Sheila Lister, who was at the forefront driving the idea forward.

“The aim is to try to get people to stop for longer in the town, or just to stop and give us a look.”

Mayor Terry Jennison was present throughout the evening.

The next evening market is planned for September 14. Bookings to Debbie Brown at the town hall.

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  • The closing of the road was an absolute shambles. It caused MASSIVE tail backs. WHY close the road on a Friday AfternoonEvening??

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    Lord Elf

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

  • It certainly made me stop in the town longer...half an hour in the needless traffic jam!!! At least they've acknowledged it was a problem although I'm horrified that they didn't foresee it. It is after all the main route from the South East of England to North and West Norfolk used by many tourists and weekly commuters!

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    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  • Well done Swaffham.Not a bad little shindig. Not enough though to stop the invasion of the parasites, or should that read 'Tesco?'

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    Saturday, August 18, 2012

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