Crowds turn out for annual Barkway Market
PUBLISHED: 17:02 17 May 2018
The annual Barkway Market took place on Saturday and was full to the brim with stallholders and visitors alike.
The market is a highlight in the Barkway calendar – it’s origins of the market can be traced back to 1270 – and has ran in its current form since 1977.
The event at Old Manor Farm was officially opened by county councillor Fiona Hill.
The organising committee’s Edwin Kilby said: “The market is run by a team of volunteers and overseen this year by Nicola Cook, our new market co-ordinator.
“Nicola came forward after reading an appeal on our Facebook page, and she did a fantastic job pulling together our event.”
There were more than 120 stalls selling antiques, plants, clothing, food, books and crafts and refreshments.
Attractions included a church tour by villager Nicholas Tufton, music by Royston Town Band, a display from the Raptor Foundation and a miniature steam railway provided by The Royston and District Model Engineering Society.
Cash raised at the market is donated to good causes in the community.
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