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Oakham's Country Market celebrates 55th anniversary in Congregational Church Hall




A popular market celebrated its 55th anniversary on Friday.

Oakham Country Market runs every Friday from 8.30am to 11.15am in Oakham's Congregational Church Hall and attracts about 60 regular customers each week.

It's an outlet for locally sourced fresh and home-made produce with low transport miles.

Dr Tim Gray cuts the cake to celebrate 55 years of the country market in Oakham
Dr Tim Gray cuts the cake to celebrate 55 years of the country market in Oakham

There are about 15 producers, all from Oakham and the surrounding areas, selling goods such as cakes, savouries, preserves, free range eggs, fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, crafts and cards, and tea and coffee.

The 55th anniversary saw free tea, coffee and cakes for the 180 people who attended the celebration.

Dr Gray, founder of East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMIC), attended the celebratory event to cut the cake and draw the raffle - which raised £130 for EMIC.

Organiser Jane Skipp said: "It was absolutely lovely. We all had a super time."

The group always welcomes new producers to join and encourages people to come look around.

To read more about the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, click here.



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