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Make it MarpleNancy CollantineThe Railway

Organisers of the new Make It Marple craft/artisan market are delighted with the success of the first Sunday event.

Nancy Collantine, one of the organisers, said: "We are really pleased with how it went. The weather stayed mostly dry which helped and we were all blown away by the support and the number of local people who came along. All our stallholders went away feeling much appreciated.''

Adverse weather forced the cancellation of the original event when heavy snowfall on Sunday March 18 meant a decision had to be made to cancel.

However the next planned market held on Sunday April 15 helped to make up for the initial disappointment and 23 stallholders attended selling a wide variety of arts, crafts and artisan products including foodstuffs, vintage items, ceramics, artwork, upcycling, sweets, cakes, pet accessories and much more.

Organisers are hoping that the event, held in the car park of The Railway, will now become a regular monthly market and are even hopeful it might expand a little more.

Nancy, who is herself an artist, said: "We all put an awful lot of work into the first event and it was so nice to see local people enjoying the event and giving us fantastic feedback. This is the kind of event Marple has been crying out for and is perfect to showcase the crafts and skills we have in the local area.''

The next Make It Marple market will be held on Sunday May 20 from 11am to 3pm.