Vintage Sunday Market Returns To Bridport
12:04am 25th May 2014
A vintage Sunday market that drew hundreds of visitors to Bridport is making a welcome return today. (Sunday 25th May)
Traders have come together to bring the market back to St Michael's Trading Estate.
It was suspended in 2011 but landlords Hayward & Co are welcoming its return.
A spokesman for Hayward & Co said;
"We are pleased to welcome back the market onto the estate. We hope to build on the success of its previous life and have established a small group, representing the traders on the estate, to take charge of the arrangements. As responsible landlords of St Michael's, we felt there was a need for us to have more involvement in overseeing such events and that's what we are working towards we hope to everyone's benefit."
Tracy Caden is part of the group of traders who have brought the market back, she's says the benefits to Bridport will be huge;
"It brings a lot of people in so everyone benefits from it. People come in, they come round the market, they eat in there. Everyone else will feel the benefits as well. Even down to the car parks."
And Tracy says its really putting Bridport on the map;
"They come from far and wide. We get lots of people who come from abroad who have heard about it and they come to see it. Bridport is now a destination for people. Its not just somewhere you pass through or go for a cup of tea."