Market at church is hailed a big hit

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FRESH produce, jewellery and silk goods were among the items on offer at a new indoor market event at St Mary’s Church in Cloughton.

The market was so successful that organisers are now planning to hold it once a month.

Stalls included Seamer Fayre butchers who offered pies, fresh meat, poultry, eggs, pickles and rapeseed oil.

Silkenstone were selling hand-made silk handbags, paintings, scarves, ties, jewellery, silk-covered lamps along with silver and gemstone jewellery.

The Mother’s Union had a stall selling home-made cakes and pastries.

Phoenix cards, gift wrap and stationery were on sale and Ian from The Workshop for the Would-be Creative in Ebberston was on had to offer tips and advice on getting creative.

Traidcraft Fairtrade products were on sale along with Judy porter home-made greeting cards and bird boxes by Dave Porter.

There was also home-made soup by Verity and unusual pottery by Whitby Dish.

Michele Dent, who helped organise the event, said: “It was really successful. There were lots of local people as well as people we hadn’t met before, which was lovely.

“We wanted to offer and alternative following the closure of the village post office and shop. The church does host a post office twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so the market is really an extension of that.”

Forthcoming market dates are February 25, March 25, April - no market, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25 and December 16, all 10.30am to 1pm.