Chatsworth Road Market brought back to life
First of three pilots pulls in the crowds
Punters paid a visit to Chatsworth Road Market when it reopened for the first time in over a decade this weekend.
Twenty stalls sold everything from clothes to cheesecake while impromptu entertainment was provided by piano and clarinet performers at the first of three small trial markets in Lower Clapton.
Chatsworth Road Traders’ and Residents’ Association (CRTRA) has organised the pilots as part of its campaign to revive the site, which closed 12 years ago.
Cllr Ian Rathbone, CRTRA chairman and Leabridge ward councillor, said: “We are pleased to see the market once more in operation. Thanks to everyone who came and supported.
“It was a crisp day but the sun shone and hundreds of people enjoyed the atmosphere.
“It’s been kept at 20 stalls to start with, but we have every confidence it will grow from strength to strength as time goes on.”
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The next markets are on December 5 and 12, offering gift ideas in the run up to Christmas.
For more information about running a stall, go to the CRTRA website at www.chatsworthroade5.co.uk.