Neston’s Good Friday Easter Market

On Good Friday, 19th April, Neston Town Council held its annual Easter Market.  This combined the regular Friday Market stall holders with craft stalls and a children’s Easter biscuit decorating activity inside the Town Hall.  The Girl Guides ran a tearoom to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Switzerland and raised a brilliant £200.

The Market Basement food hall was also very successfully re-launched with a selection of artisan food stalls joining the regular fish and deli stall.  We have a selection of different artisan traders joining us in the coming weeks.  The Basement food hall will be open every Friday from 8.00am until 2.00pm alongside our wonderful regular market, both well worth a visit!

The newly decorated and re-launched market basement food hall

The free face painting for children proved to be very popular and a variety painted characters from butterflies to spider man could be seen around the market square.

The weather was glorious and definitely added to the occasion, as did the entertainment from Neston Strummers.  Customers enjoyed food from the variety of our regular street food, bakery and drinks stalls on offer.  Traders were delighted with the increased footfall and business generated, and we have had positive feedback from them and also members of the public who all enjoyed the day, commenting of the wonderful atmosphere.

The Easter themed Orchard Pigs Bakery stall

Traders had been invited to take part in an Easter themed competition and the overall winner was Deeside Bakeries, they were presented with a prize and certificate by the Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston and Cllr Christine Warner.

Deeside Bakeries amazing winning entry

Other traders, including Orchard Pigs Bakery, The Body Shop at home with Faye, Nicks Meat & Cheese and Blue Bonnet Sweets who had all made great efforts to take part were also presented with a certificate and prize.

The Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston & Cllr Christine Warner present a prize and certificate to one of our new traders, The Body shop at home with Faye

Easter model entry from Nick’s Meat and Cheese Stall

The Council is delighted with the success of the market and will be continuing to build on this.