I am happy to report that the two or three short showers we had on Saturday 20 th at the first Handmade Expo for the year, didnt seem to deter 1000's customers to our wonderful market. It also didn't deter lots of our favourite stallholders and lots of new ones too.
We were lucky to be in the Courier Mail on the Friday which we found out about on our market day...so thanks heaps to PHIL HAMMOND for listening and putting us in there....
We were also #1 in the top 10 things to do this weekend, which was lovely (pity the details were wrong...but moving on). We were mentioned on 4KQ and ofcourse we were on River 949 all week, a couple of live interviews, plus ads and the Ipswich News ran one of the best ads we have ever seen. It was pretty obvious by the crowds that lots of people saw it too!
The Swanbank Steam Trains were a big hit...the first 2 trips were most popular with the carriages almost filling. Everyone who boarded came off smiling and loving it.
We are always working on making the market bigger and better every month. If you have any ideas up your sleeve, we would love to hear from you...
Our next market is on Saturday 20th March, so pop that in your diary..We will of course have the steam trains running again + all of our wonderful stallholders as well.
Here's some happy market scenes from Quest Newspapers,