Barkway Market has visitors cooing over cute alpacas

Checking out the model train

Checking out the model train - Credit: Archant

Scores of people turned out for a scorching market day in Barkway to raise funds for charity at the weekend.

Riding a model train

Riding a model train - Credit: Archant

The market was opened at 10am by village school headteacher Sharon Brown and some of her pupils.

Later on Royston Town Band serenaded guests, there was a well-supported singing workshop in Barkway Church, and a guess the number of balloons competition in the Barley and Barkway school bus.

A cake stall at Barkway Market

A cake stall at Barkway Market - Credit: Archant

The alpacas from Yew Tree Farm at Anstey were also a big attraction on the day.

Edwin Kilby, responsible for the event’s publicity, said: “The market is an occasion when Barkway village really pulls together – we’re grateful to the volunteers from the village who helped on the day, whether taking gate money, looking after the car park, or the early morning brigade who helped stall holders find their pitches – without them, the market simply couldn’t happen.

The singing workshop at Barkway Market

The singing workshop at Barkway Market - Credit: Archant


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“It was a gloriously warm day and it felt as if summer had finally arrived. That also meant lots of smiling faces and a wonderful atmosphere.”

Barkway Market raises money for various local good causes including the church, school and village hall.

Alpaca's on show at the Barkway market

Alpaca's on show at the Barkway market - Credit: Archant

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The singing workshop at Barkway Market

The singing workshop at Barkway Market - Credit: Archant

Plenty of people got into the spirit of things at Barkway Market. PICTURE: Edwin Kilby.

Plenty of people got into the spirit of things at Barkway Market. PICTURE: Edwin Kilby. - Credit: Archant

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