Hundreds of people flocked to the first Pudsey Craft and Produce Market in Pudsey today.
Some stalls had already sold out by 11am, so popular was the new monthly event which aims to breathe new life into Pudsey town centre.
Stalls included cakes, jams, preserves, meat, vegetables and crafts, amongst others.
Market-goer Patricia Smith posted on Facebook:
“What an amazing couple of hours! A huge success with most stalls totally selling out. When I spoke with the stall holders they all said they’d booked for next month and would bring more stock. Amazing event, very well done all involved – already looking forward to the next one.”
David Cowling added:
“Went this morning to see the market. Lovely to see so many stalls open and Pudsey was buzzing. Well done everyone! I bought lots and lots of lovely things.”
The owner of Little Loaves had almost sold out of his cakes by 11am. They told The Dispatch:
“You never know how these events are going to go, but it’s been very good. Very well attended.”
Woodlands of Pudsey, Sweet Memories by Ann, Brunch ‘n’ Banter (Patisserie Fresto), OneGuys Pizza Pie, All Things Chocolate – JWC, Little Loaves, The Candied Peel Cake Co, Yorkshire Pie Bakery, Pextenement Cheese Company, Iron Art, Simply Elements, Badgers Garden, Pudsey Pickles, Tracy Haigh Jewellery, S&S James Artisan Food of Farsley, Hanson Exclusives Escorted Holidays and several more.
Nearby Pudsey House was open, hosting a variety of arts and craft stalls, a chocolate stall and Hansons Travel.
The new market has been set up by a small local group including councillors Simon Seary and Mark Harrison (both Cons, Pudsey), local resident Jonathan Ambler of Facebook group Pudsey Born and Bred and Manor Inn publican Mike Copeland in a bid to help breathe new life into the market.
The market runs on the first Sunday of every month.
Pudsey Market runs Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 8.30am-3.30pm.