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Spring market day brings visitors to Walpole St Peter church




Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market, Gill Peppercorn (Unique handmade bags), Viv Key (Decoupage Bottles). (8539601)
Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market, Gill Peppercorn (Unique handmade bags), Viv Key (Decoupage Bottles). (8539601)

Anyone looking for a pre-Easter bargain would have had plenty to tempt them at a West Norfolk parish church this week.

Traders and visitors flocked to a spring market held at the parish church in Walpole St Peter on Saturday.

The event was the first of four markets due to be held there this year.

Gilli Galloway, one of the organisers, said the event acted as both a fundraiser for the church, which is the largest parish church in England, and a social event for the village.

Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Organisers with the Refreshment Stall, LtoR, John Hopkinson, Rev Barbara Burton, Gilli Galloway, .David Galloway.. (8539602)
Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Organisers with the Refreshment Stall, LtoR, John Hopkinson, Rev Barbara Burton, Gilli Galloway, .David Galloway.. (8539602)

She said: “We want people to come in and use the building.

“It’s so easy these days for people to feel quite isolated and we’re trying to put things on that bring the village together.

“There are people that come every time, not necessarily to buy anything, but for the social side.”

Goods ranging from cards and bags to preserves were on sale during the event, while refreshments were also on offer during the morning.

Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market. Sue Butler (Designsforhope Polymer Cley Unique handmade jewellery), Beverley Newson (B's Cards).. (8539548)
Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market. Sue Butler (Designsforhope Polymer Cley Unique handmade jewellery), Beverley Newson (B's Cards).. (8539548)
Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market, Wendy Foot with some of her Preserves and handmade Teddy's, iao of The Robert Foot Leukemia Fund.. (8539547)
Spring Market at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Walpole St Peter..Some of the Stalls at the Church Spring Market, Wendy Foot with some of her Preserves and handmade Teddy's, iao of The Robert Foot Leukemia Fund.. (8539547)


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