On Good Friday Neston Town Council held its 2nd Easter Market. This combined regular stall holders with additional craft and specialist stalls. There was also entertainment to appeal to both adults and children: local musicians raising money for charity, a vintage tea room, face painting, sand art and a clown/magician. Dee Radio 106 sent the day at the market reporting the day live on their Friday broadcast.
The weather was good on the day and the market was lively with a larger than usual number of people visiting. Traders were pleased with the increased numbers and the business generated.
The highlight of the Market was an Easter Bonnet competition with a number of local children appearing in a colourful array of hats of various styles.
The Mayor, Cllr Pat Kynaston, assisted by Cllr Ceri Lloyd, had a difficult task choosing those hats that had that ‘something special’ to win a prize. Three delighted youngsters received a ‘goody bag’ containing a fluffy chick, chocolate Easter bunny and a book token to spend as they choose. All the remaining entrants received a bag of small chocolate eggs.
The Council is delighted with the success of the market and will be continuing to build on this.
Photograph credit: Bernard Rose Photography