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Meet some of the Norwich Market traders who braved the snow

PUBLISHED: 13:38 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:59 28 February 2018

Norwich Market in the snow. Nick Brewer, of Churros and Chorizo. Picture: Bethany Whymark

Norwich Market in the snow. Nick Brewer, of Churros and Chorizo. Picture: Bethany Whymark

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While some shoppers did venture into Norwich city centre, it was not a normal Wednesday for traders.

Norwich Market in the snow. Only a few traders decided to open. Picture: Bethany WhymarkNorwich Market in the snow. Only a few traders decided to open. Picture: Bethany Whymark

The vast majority of stores were open against the elements, with Jarrold and jeweller H Samuel among the only ones around Gentleman’s Walk to close their doors.

But the situation was reversed on Norwich Market, where only a handful of businesses opened their shutters.

Among them were Nick Brewer of Churros and Chorizo, who said he was still selling Spanish doughnuts, sausage sandwiches and stews to a reduced number of punters.

Norwich Market in the snow. Jordan Skeet of butchers Bakers of Norwich. Picture: Bethany WhymarkNorwich Market in the snow. Jordan Skeet of butchers Bakers of Norwich. Picture: Bethany Whymark

“I opened up at 9am and have had a few customers,” he said. “We get a lot of regulars from places in the city who come every day, but I haven’t seen any of them yet.

Barclay Gray of Lucy’s Chips was busy chopping and frying potatoes ready for lunchtime, but was not expecting the normal rush.

“We usually have a few people come in from the city for lunchtime, but not yet – there are just a few brave souls walking around,” he said.

Norwich Market in the snow. Barclay Gray of Lucy's Chips. Picture: Bethany WhymarkNorwich Market in the snow. Barclay Gray of Lucy's Chips. Picture: Bethany Whymark

Butchers’ stall Bakers of Norwich was open for business – Jordan Skeet, manning the counter, said a number of customers had come in search of joints of meat for cold-weather comfort food like stews.

He added: “Because the buses have stopped, that has affected us because a lot of our customers use them.”

Gemma Whitham was at her stall The Cheeseman at 8am, but said trade had been slow.

Norwich Market in the snow. Gemma Whitham of The Cheeseman. Picture: Bethany WhymarkNorwich Market in the snow. Gemma Whitham of The Cheeseman. Picture: Bethany Whymark

“Buses not running and people not being able to get into the city will affect us – people won’t walk in if they do not have to,” she said.

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