Buxton Market reports ‘busiest day in years’ on Saturday

Buxton Market has reported its ‘busiest day in years’ on Saturday - with nearly 50 stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables to crafts and quirky and vintage items.
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Thirty-one traders set up alongside the traditional market this weekend - spread out across Market Place from the Methodist Church to the Town Hall.

Market director Janet Miller told how the ‘buzzing’ outdoor trading area saw its biggest market in four years - with one shopper overheard saying ‘this is how it used to be’.

She said: “We had a bit of a wobble but with some volunteer help and some pre-placing of equipment the night before we managed very well.”

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Buxton Market buzzing again

The full regular market reopened fully on June 3 - with the specialist food market also returning this month.

Community interest company Buxton Markets - set up to revitalise the market - are holding the Craft, Quirky, Vintage and Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month and the Food and Drink Special Market is held on the third Saturday each month.

Fellow market director John Estruch described Saturday as ‘buzzing without being overcrowded’.

He added: “We’re delighted that Buxton residents now know that the market is worth coming to.

“The fact that we remained open for food stalls throughout lockdown, are in the open air and have the space to expand has certainly worked in our favour.

“As Buxton residents ourselves we know how important it is to make sure that Buxton Market is a happy and safe place to shop.”

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