Hundreds flock to Sowerby Bridge market

There was something for everyone at the Sowerby Bridge Totally Locally summer market.

Hundreds of people flocked to the event last weekend, which featured more than 60 stalls at the market car park selling everything from jewellery and plants to confectionery and knitting patterns.

Totally Locally Summer Market at Market Car Park, Sowerby Bridge.

Totally Locally Summer Market at Market Car Park, Sowerby Bridge.

Visitors could also try pancakes, Jamaican jerk chicken and a hog roast while there were also fairgound rides and people of all ages had a go at jive dancing.

Matthew Nuttall, who was at the market with his photography stall, said: “It was pretty busy, the crowds really came out to support it. Having a stall here really helps to get my name about and it’s such a lovely community to have the event in.”

Michelle Cordon, from the Pdge Bakery stall, said: “It’s out first time at the event but we’ve done quite a few local markets in West Yorkshire. There were some people who’ve seen us at different markets so you can build up your profile and people really liked our products.”

Nick Akerman, from The Porkery stall, said: “It always goes well here - they’re brilliant events.“This is the fourth time we’ve come here and we find that people get to know you and they know what they’re going to get from you. It’s a shop window for us and events like this help preserve areas like Sowerby Bridge because they can sometimes get a bit forgotten about, but we’re really grateful to everyone who came along.”

Steve Reynolds, from the Yorkshire Drizzle rapeseed oil stall, said: “It went really well. It was busy right from the start and very well supported.”

Tracy Pickett, from the Ingfield Farm Shop at Southowram, which also had a stall, said: “It went so well that we had to have two extra deliveries because it sold out. It’s the first time we’ve come here but it definitely exceeded my expectations and we’ll definitely be coming back again.”