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Altrincham Vintage Market celebrates first birthday after positive year of growth and award-winning stalls

By Claire Holden

Altrincham Vintage Market is celebrating its first birthday on Sunday.

The Vintage, Craft & Producers Market was established one year ago and has helped bring trade back to the town centre.

When the market first began it had 17 stalls, and that number has rapidly grown over the last year to more than 70 stalls.

Market organiser Gail Titchener said: “We’ve such positive feedback with people saying how nice it is to see the market really busy again.”

The vintage market, situated on Greenwood Street, has already achieved a booming trade and supplies everything from collectables, locally-produced crafts and jewellery and vintage clothing.

It also boasts stalls selling award-winning food and its own pop-up tearoom, selling homemade cakes muffins and sandwiches.

The vintage market is part of the historical Altrincham Market which was established in 1290.

The addition of the market has attracted lots of new shoppers to Altrincham, which recently ranked ninth in a nation-wide study of shop vacancy rates.

The historical market has not suffered however, and the addition of the vintage market has meant that trade has gone from strength to strength.

The Sunday market supports local entrepreneurs, craftspeople, students and artists by helping to showcase their talents.

Loose Change, who recently performed at A Taste of Trafford, will be belting out tunes in support of Cancer Research at the birthday bash.

The vintage market will take place Sunday 15 April in Altrincham from 11 to 3.30pm, entrance is free.

For more information, contact Gail Titchener at [email protected] or call 07795 167902.

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