Sunshine Brings Out Record Numbers to Bank Holiday Market…

Sunshine Brings Out Record Numbers to Bank Holiday Market…

Owners of Penkridge Market were delighted by the good weather yesterday (6th April) as they saw their busiest ever Bank Holiday Market! As temperatures soared, so did their visitor numbers, with thousands of customers flocking to the Market as well as a record number of ‘Car Booters’.

Matt Williams, Manager of Penkridge Market said:

“Our Bank Holiday Markets are always busy, but yesterday was exceptional. The Market and Car Boot Sale run until 3pm, but the crowds normally start to diminish and ‘Car Booters’ start to pack away around 1pm. However this year, we were busy right throughout the day and ‘Car Booters’ were still selling their goods at 3pm – we’ve never had a Market like it.”

Indeed yesterday was reported to be the warmest day of the year so far and is set to continue for the rest of the week, which will undoubtedly increase visitor numbers to the regular Market Days on Wednesday and Saturdayas well.

However, if you would like to attend one of the popular Bank Holiday Markets, then don’t worry; Penkridge will be holding two more fantastic Bank Holiday Markets plus Car Boot Sales, on Monday the 4th May and 25thMay. The events will run from 9am to 3pm, and admission and parking are free!

Around 70 market stall holders will be there selling a wide range of goods, including delicious produce such as local cheeses, breads and olives, to homemade pork pies, chutneys and cakes. As well as all this fabulous food on offer, there will be plants, tools, books, gifts, clothes, toys and soft furnishings, to name but a few.

If you fancy a bargain then don’t miss the Car Boot Sale, with approximately 50 ‘car booters’ expected. It’s amazing what you can find – everything from tools and furniture, to cheap books, toys, CD’s, DVD’s and even the odd antique.

If you want to take part yourself and turn some of your unwanted possessions into cash, then simply turn up on the day from 7am. The site is all hard standing (so no muddy fields) and with a fee of just £8 per car, you’re bound to make a great profit!

There will be plenty of refreshments available from a variety of stalls, as well as The Old Deanery Farm Cafe, which serves a wide range of hot and cold food from a bacon sandwich to delicious fish and chips.

Penkridge Market is situated in the centre of Penkridge, and is signposted off the A449. It is easily accessible from Junction 12 of the M6 and is only 6 miles from Stafford; 7 miles from Cannock and 10 miles from Wolverhampton (postcode ST19 5AP). Admission and parking is free.

For further information please telephone 01785 714221 or log onto the website