Country market celebrates milestone

STALLHOLDERS and customers have celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Dunmow Country Market. Dunmow mayor Clive Smith turned out to formally open the doors and cut the birthday cake at Catholic Church Hall on Mill Lane. Market goers then browsed the stal

STALLHOLDERS and customers have celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Dunmow Country Market.

Dunmow mayor Clive Smith turned out to formally open the doors and cut the birthday cake at Catholic Church Hall on Mill Lane.

Market goers then browsed the stalls in the same way that they have done for three decades.

Market manager, Brenda Scraggs, said: "It is amazing that we have been going so long. We used to be called the Dunmow WI market, but changed our name a few years ago to attract more custom.

"It has really worked for us and we get around 40 to 50 people coming every week."

Fresh vegetables, homemade cakes, pies, eggs are available from the market, along with crafts, flowers and plants. Some of the ladies also serve tea for the shopper who needs refreshment.

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Mrs Scraggs said: "We hope to serve our customers for much longer and that our market continues to thrive in the future. It is a great community place for people to come to, whether to socialise, shop or both."

The market runs every Thursday from 9.30am until 11.30am.