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Cumbrian entrepreneurs launch new market
11:00am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Business
A collective of Cumbrian entrepreneurs have launched an indoor market in Bowness. Marina Davis, 42, of Windermere, has organised the group of six stallholders who aim to sell their work in the town’s Rayrigg Rooms, on Rayrigg Road, each Thursday.
Traders include artisan baker Tim Keenan, of Windermere, Grasmere landscape photographer Frank Josef, jewellery sellers Sarah and Bill Clayton, Windermere baby clothing retailer Siska Thomas and Kendal grocer Simon Gill, who is selling fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.
Ms Davis also has a stall selling handmade crafts and jewellery she has brought back from travels in India, along with perfume and trinkets.
“We’ve been trying for two years to get this market open,” she said. “We are viewed as a honeypot town but there are lots of people in Cumbria who have talents and we wanted a place for them to be able to put them on display.
“It gives people the chance to shop local and it gives traders who can’t afford their own shop a place they can sell their work.”
For more information, contact Ms Davis on 07827 912798.