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  • Preston 'Fresh on the Market'

    Hi everyone

    I have heard that this event still has stalls available for the market on Dec 13th. Does anyone know anything about it / has ever been in the past? It's organised by Preston PAD Gallery, and the market is all for Arts & Crafts sellers. Any info / experiences gratefully received!

    Thank you,

    Helen

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    I went to the last one, it was realy good. They had races on and street entertainers. We didnt do too well as in selling stuff, but aparently it was realy quiet. One of the other stall holders said that theres hardly any customers actually here, its the people in the race, who were serious runners and cyclists and didnt have any money on them! I think it would be realy good in Christmas though, and were deffinetly going again. Im bringing realy realy warm clothes though this time, becasue I nearly froze last time!
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    • #3
      awesome! thanks Lauralou! I was beginning to think I'd dreamed it as no-one seems to have heard of it!! Anyway, the lady who's organising seemed to think it will be busy, and my friend at work who went to uni in Preston says that the area will be much busier on the Saturday because all the local shops are open.

      Do you know, is the market under cover? As I'm a little worried what will happen if it rains?

      Helen x

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      • #4
        Hi Helen,
        I have some info on this as PAD list their events on my site. Not sure if their markets are covered but I have all their contact info etc if you need it?
        Let me know if you want me to pm you all the info. By the way, it's on the 21st December not the 13th.
        Gail.
        Last edited by stallfinder; 29-10-2008, 11:14 AM.
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        • #5
          Hi I'm local to Preston I have been to visit this twice this year on the dates they have advertised and got there and it's not been on!! I have read in local paper that stall holders have even turned up on some dates without knowing date had been changed.

          I don't want to put you off though I know a couple of people who did the Christmas one last year and did really well and apparently all the stall holders have lots of fun. If it's on a Saturday you should do really well
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          • #6
            I did the last one too and it was dreadful !!!

            Took £21.50 against a stall fee of £18, froze my nutz off and had everything blown away half a dozen times.

            I'll not do it again.....to clarify though, the races had put the covered market they were using in a sort of isolated 'traffic island' in the middle of everything and customers there were not.

            I've heard that there's been a lot of problems with this event, farmers market people boycotting it and nobody really being clear just when it is on.

            Chris.

            PS: f you do decide to do it, Parking is difficult, Prestons one way system is unfathomable and 'covered market' refers to a very high roof - it's cold and the 'tables' are boards on trestles giving you the equivalent of about 6 normal size tables - but don't let me put you off !
            Last edited by Works-in-Wood; 29-10-2008, 04:04 PM.

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            • #7
              oh no - I'm not sure what to do now. Thanks everyone for your replies - I was feeling a little funny about it anyway as the guidelines were really wordy and made it seem more like a contract than a casual craft fair. I'm concerned about the weather, and also as you mention the size of the tables - it said something about a 12 ' square table - my little felt creations aren't that big!!

              Hum - going to do some thinking now - thanks again. I only want to go if it's really worth it as it's about an hour's drive for me so I'd need to get up really early (which I'm not very good at!!)

              Helen x

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              • #8
                Tell me if this is a crazy ideaBut could we not get a few of us together and share the cost?? If there was 3 of use it'd be £6 each( I think) and we'd get a more managable table area.

                I've not thought this through, so don't know how we could arrange it but I thought I'd throw the idea out there
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                • #9
                  We just spread our stuff out a bit more, becasue I thought we got one table, and we got there and had three! Oh well! It was absolutely freezing, but I still had a brilliant time! It was very difficult to get to, especially with the road closures, we ended up carrying things from the bus station car park, not that far usually, but it felt like a marathon with a whole stall full of stock in my arms! What realy made the day was when two clowns on unicycles, pretending to be french, sang a song with a eukalali and a kazoo toy about my friend Linzi! I am never going to let her live that down!
                  I like to make things - usually a mess!
                  Please look at my stuff and let me know what you think!
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                  • #10
                    Fresh

                    Hi, We will be at the market for the 13th Dec. We only do it round christmas time, and last year at the end of Novemebr did very well. I think it is a lot quieter the rest of the year. I would give it a go, as we find it a good atmosphere.

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