Crowds turn out for annual Barkway Market

PUBLISHED: 17:02 17 May 2018

Royston Town Band entertained the crowds. Picture: Edwin Kilby

Royston Town Band entertained the crowds. Picture: Edwin Kilby

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The annual Barkway Market took place on Saturday and was full to the brim with stallholders and visitors alike.

County councillor Fiona Hill officially opened the event. Picture: Edwin KilbyCounty councillor Fiona Hill officially opened the event. Picture: Edwin Kilby

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.”

Barkway county councillor Fiona Hill with new market co-ordinator Nicola Cook. Picture: Edwin KilbyBarkway county councillor Fiona Hill with new market co-ordinator Nicola Cook. Picture: Edwin Kilby

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.

There was lots to see in the grounds of Old Manor Farm. Picture: Edwin KilbyThere was lots to see in the grounds of Old Manor Farm. Picture: Edwin Kilby

There was lots to see in the grounds of Old Manor Farm. Picture: Edwin KilbyThere was lots to see in the grounds of Old Manor Farm. Picture: Edwin Kilby

The Raptor Foundation was one of the attractions. Picture: Edwin KilbyThe Raptor Foundation was one of the attractions. Picture: Edwin Kilby

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