Photos: first look at the new street market in Bournemouth
THIS weekend saw the arrival of the first Sunday Market in Bournemouth town center.
The new British-style market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday in summer until the end of September.
It was organized by Southern Market Traders, who run the weekly Monday markets in Christchurch.
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The market stretches from Beale Place to near Office and is full of independent retailers and street food.
Aiming to get people out after the pandemic, organizers hope this is something the community can look forward to every week.
The first market on Sunday, June 27 was a great success and full of happy buyers and traders ready to soak up a bit of post-containment normalcy.
If you missed the Facebook Live Marketplace video tour, you can watch it below.
The stalls included leather belts, hats, American candy, gifts, housewares, artisan bakeries and homemade fudge.
The street food district had plenty of tables to sit on and enjoy food from all over the world including from Spain and India to Thailand and Greece.
There was an absolute buzz in the city with shoppers enthusiastic about wandering through all the stalls and the traders soaking up it all as well.
Forever Fudge booth owner Duncan Brown said, “I’ve been fudgeing for eight years and been doing events and everything since then.
Forever Fudge owner Duncan Brown.
“Now we are negotiating in Bournemouth and it’s great, it’s a really good experience to be back and meet some lovely people.”
A business owner who recently started her handbag business before the last lockdown, Kerry Howard, said: “I think it’s a really nice, busy atmosphere here and it seems to be a lot of people around – c is really good.
“I think the general public really supported me.
“Everyone seems to be really happy to be outside again and people seem to want to help local businesses as much as they can. ”
Street food vendor Alan Barnley of Sizzlin ‘Sausage Co said: “It’s great to be outside again, it’s really, really good.
Alan Barnley at Sizzlin ‘Sausage Co.
“It’s nice to see a lot of people too, there is a good atmosphere.
Jean Partridge of the green gifts and housewares stand (four) said: “We’re usually at Christchurch Market on a Monday and it’s a lot busier than that – I think it really has the potential to be good enough. ”
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