Barkway street market success

PUBLISHED: 18:51 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 May 2010

MARJORY CHARTER, who set up the art exhibition in Barkway

MARJORY CHARTER, who set up the art exhibition in Barkway

TRADITIONAL country fun and games were on offer at the Barkway street market. The event on Saturday was attended by more than 2,500 visitors. Tom Wornham from the organising committee said: It was a real community event. We had stalls selling everythin

TRADITIONAL country fun and games were on offer at the Barkway street market.

The event on Saturday was attended by more than 2,500 visitors.

Tom Wornham from the organising committee said: "It was a real community event.

"We had stalls selling everything from cakes to bric-a-brac and antiques.

"There were plenty of games as well - splat the rat was particularly popular."

Royston Town Band also attended the market and performed a concert.

Money raised at the event will be split between Barkway Village Hall, Barkway Church, and Barkway Primary School.

Mr Wornham said: "We couldn't have asked for better weather, and we are already looking forward to next year."

nSaturday also saw the launch of a new art gallery in Barkway.

Six artists are exhibiting work at the Art of Interiors, in the High Street.

The gallery was set up by Marjory Charter.

One of the artists, Geraldine Rand, said: "We've been open for a couple of weeks, but Saturday was the official opening.

"It's a really good opportunity for us as artists to get our work on display, and we've had a very positive response so far."

Geraldine's pictures primarily focus on life drawing, while other work on display includes paintings and textiles.

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