Street market’s roaring trade

Photo: SM290811-019ow.jpg 'Langham street market. From left, Yvonne Hobby, Ellie Savva, nine, and Sue Brown.
Photo: SM290811-019ow.jpg 'Langham street market. From left, Yvonne Hobby, Ellie Savva, nine, and Sue Brown.
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HUNDREDS of people packed the village of Langham on Bank Holiday Monday for a street market.

The village hall committee organises the popular market, which takes place every two years to raise money for the maintenance of the hall.

The market has been gradually growing in popularity and organisers were delighted to have passed the £3,000 raised in 2009 by more than £1,000.

Chairman of the organising committee Bill Mobbs said: “We had a really good crowd of people and it seemed very busy.

“At the last one we had the weather was a little bit better so that might have affected the crowd numbers a little bit.

Mr Mobbs said there was a variety of stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac and books to wooden garden ornaments, as well as children’s games.

There was also 54 prizes in the raffle, including vouchers for meals and Lands’ End and a flight in a glider.

Mr Mobbs said: “Lots of the traders said they had a good day and the food venues in particular went very well.

“The traders said people were spending lots of time browsing the stalls, which is pleasing.”

“The raffle was also particularly popular and we would like to thank all the businesses, which donated prizes.

“I think everyone was pleased with how it went.”

Treasurer Graham Rastrick said: “We raised a wonderful amount and passed the £3,000 target by a huge mile.

“The street market is by far the biggest fundraiser for the village hall and this is an absolutely marvellous result.

“We’ll have a lot of work to do at the next market to beat that.”