Lophams Farmers’ Market celebrates 11th anniversary

One of Norfolk's most established markets marked its 11th anniversary on Saturday.

The market at Lophams Village Hall, between South Lopham and North Lopham, was established shortly before the foot and mouth crisis in 2001, but has since gone from strength to strength.

Organiser Mike Shipperlee said the market attracted around 16 stallholders and hundreds of customers every month from a ten mile radius.

'We have made it a destination market and people are prepared to drive and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and shop like it used to be when it used to be fun going shopping rather than rushing around the supermarket,' he said.

'We have worked really hard to create a warm and fuzzy atmosphere and people come for a chat and a natter. We have several hundred people each month and Saturday was really good.'

The market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month.

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