Shoppers enjoy Brandon’s European market

The Brandon Continental Market in full flow.

The Brandon Continental Market in full flow. - Credit: Archant

A bid to bring the taste of the continent to a north Suffolk town got off to a slow start this weekend.

Traders from countries including France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland and Poland took over Brandon's Market Place today and will return tomorrow as part of a traditional European food and craft fair.

Wearing traditional costumes, they have been selling products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, cheeses, sausages, tartiflette, charcuterie, fresh bread, croissants and more.

Shoppers have also been able to buy hand bags and leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children's toys and pashminas.

Most of the products on sale have come from each stall holder's region.


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Reinaldo Marrachinho, one of the of the organisers, said: 'It's been quiet but the customers who have come are really happy and seem to have enjoyed themselves.'

He said the food stalls had been popular, particularly the crepes.

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The market will be held again tomorrow from 9am to 5pm.

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