St George’s day market opens on Saturday

New Sleaford Town Crier John Griffiths. EMN-150417-101115001
New Sleaford Town Crier John Griffiths. EMN-150417-101115001

Sleaford’s St George’s Day Market will be officially opened on Saturday by the Deputy Mayor Garry Titmus, the Town Crier John Griffiths and Rev Philip Johnson, vicar of Sleaford.

This will immediately be followed by presentations to the Town Council’s schools colouring competition winners and then there will be a Blessing.

The event runs from 9.30am all day and there are many stalls booked for the day, plus a big display of motor trikes, two performances by the Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra, a St George and the Dragon play by William Alvey School pupils and live music from an ‘open mike’ session, plus a compere and children’s entertainer.

The regular market traders will be joined by other stall holders wishing to have a free pitch for a full and varied cross section of market goods. Stalls include jewellery, crafts, wooden turned craft items, charity fund raising, photography, cakes and bakes and more.

There will be classic bicycles on show and there will be a St George’s themed letter search at Boston Road Recreation Ground. Entry forms will be available from the kiosk and all completed entries will win an Easter egg (while stocks last).

A St George’s themed shop window search has been taking place in the weeks running up to St George’s Day. Entry forms are available from the Sleaford Town Council offices.

Search for a St George’s themed item in the shop windows, complete the form and all completed entries will be put into a draw to win a WHSmith voucher.

All shops in Sleaford have been invited to join in and dress their windows with a St George’s theme and the winner, once judging has taken place, will win some tasty treats.