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Town is returning to its historical market roots
KNUTSFORD will return to its historical roots as a market town next month.
The organisers of Wilmslow’s award-winning artisan market will be coming to the town for the first time on Sunday, October 7.
Denise Valente and Vicky Jackson have teamed up with Knutsford Town Council for the one-off Michaelmas Market.
Princess Street will be closed to traffic while visitors enjoy the hustle and bustle of the event between 11am and 4pm.
Traders will be selling seasonal local food, artisan breads and meats, delicatessen cheeses and handcrafted items among many other products.
Denise said: “We’re very excited about bringing the artisan market to Knutsford, and hope it will add the same vibrancy to the town centre we have witnessed in Wilmslow and Middlewich.
“Princess Street will be alive with the hustle and bustle of shoppers and visitors providing the permanent retail offering a footfall of unparalleled proportions.”
Clr Tony Dean, of Knutsford Town Council, is hoping the event will lead to further collaboration with the artisan market organisers next year.
He said: “Knutsford is historically a market town. It’s a central place for people from surrounding villages to come for pubs and restaurants. But we’re missing an attraction to bring people here during the day.
“I’d like to establish a series of markets in Knutsford eventually during the summer to back up the Christmas market we’ve had for three years and very successfully.
“I’m also hoping by doing that we can make our existing market more popular.”
The artisan market was launched by Denise and Vicky in July 2011 in Wilmslow.
Vicky said: “It’s a dream come true to come to Knutsford because it’s a beautiful town. Our traders are excited about showcasing their products there.”