Traders point to customer service and variety of goods as market benefits

What can you buy from Norwich Market for £10.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

What can you buy from Norwich Market for £10.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The value of buying goods from a traditional market is often given as one of the benefits of shopping locally.

So as part of the Evening News' Get Behind Your Market, we took a crisp £10 note down to the stalls, to see what we snap up.

The first stop was Walker's Toys. With gifts galore on offer, we went for a pocket-money treat on an emoji character keyring for £1. Simon Walker, third generation stallholder, said: 'People get a better personal service here.'

Next, we paid a visit to Folland Organics, where brightly coloured fruit and vegetables filled containers. Owner Robert Folland said the best thing was knowing the stallholder had a relationship with the supplier. The 50p basket caught our eye, where the unconventionally shaped produce ends up, and we got a bag of satsumas from there.

On the Herbs and Spices stall, 60p got us a small bag of chilli flakes. And then onto Bia Vegan Diner, where Cheryl Mullenger recommended the energy balls, at £1 each. Ms Mullenger said: 'There's a lot of variety on the market which people don't know about.'

For another £1, we picked up a T-shirt from Taxi Vintage Clothing, which was packed with young people. For another £2.90, Kevin Howes, who was working on Pond's Flowers, sold us a beautiful bunch of flowers for £2.90.

And after all that shopping making us hungry, Michael Smith from the Banger Stop sold us one of his homemade sausages in a bun - complete with onions cheese and his own ketchup - for £3. He said he hoped this was the start of a new era for the market.

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So from filling your pantry to getting a special gift, there's a lot on offer on Norwich market, if you just take a step under the colourful roofs to look around.

Tweet @EveningNews with the hashtag #NorwichMarket, or visit the Norwich Evening News Facebook page, to tell us why you love the market.

Do you have an interesting memories of the market? Email geraldine.scott@archant.co.uk