Teenage Christmas market does well in temporary venue

Candles by Megan at the rescheduled Teenage Christmas Market on Sunday. EMN-150712-183754001
Candles by Megan at the rescheduled Teenage Christmas Market on Sunday. EMN-150712-183754001

The Sleaford Teenage Christmas Market went ahead on Sunday after it had to be postponed from last week due to high winds.

Although Storm Desmond ravaged parts of the country on Friday and Saturday, the weather calmed and brightened up for the Sunday event, held in the shade of the Barge and Bottle pub.

The event is backed by Sleaford Town Team and chairman Clare Rayner said: “The weather was great, there were fewer traders than we’d have had a week prior (due to short notice rescheduling) but that didn’t put people off. The location was excellent and the team at the Barge were all really helpful in getting us set up under their canopy.

“There was a continual stream of footfall throughout the day, far better in fact than we would typically get in the main market place on a Sunday, meaning all traders had respectable sales.”

She added: “Interestingly, in cash terms, traders took considerably more across the market than the pop-up shop sales.”

Visitors also enjoyed classical piano playing from Candy Juan of Kesteven and Sleaford High School and pop music, karaoke favourites and Christmas tunes from DJ Luke Holden.”

She added: “We’re very proud of Sleaford’s Teenage Market, in fact we’re so proud that we’ve entered it into a competition to find Britain’s Favourite Market.

“It‘s a national campaign organised by ‘Love Your Local Market’ and the best part is that we can win with your help.”

Simply go to the website link: http://loveyourlocalmarket.org.uk/britains-favourite-market/ and locate the photo of the Teenage Market traders and click on the vote button.

The competition runs throughout December and you can vote every single day to help the market win.

The Teenage Market is currently in the lead with more than 300 votes.

l Sleaford Farmers’ Market is also in the running with more than 80 votes and you can vote for them in the same way.