100th anniversary of country market celebrated
PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 July 2019
Sellers and customers from a weekly market celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Country Market movement on Friday.
Nailsea Country Market took part in the national centenary celebration of Country Markets - formerly known as the WI Markets.
Jan Barber, Nailsea Town Council chairman, cut the birthday cake and served it up to customers to go with their teas and coffees.
Jan is a regular customer at the market and was honoured to take part in the celebrations.
Visitors crowded around the flower bed outside Iceland, in Crown Glass Place, where Nailsea in Bloom helped to plant a Country Market centenary rose.
Nailsea's market is only 47 years old, but sellers and customers enjoyed celebrating the 100th anniversary of the tradition.
The market takes place every Friday in Christ Church hall, Christchurch Close, from 10-11.15am.