We are back!!!
...and we’re so excited to see you! On Saturday 1st August we will officially be holding our first post-lockdown market. Like so many things in this new normal, it may look a little different, and, as you can read below, we’re committed to safety first for everyone, but there will be the friendly faces, delicious foods and hand crafted treats that you know and love. So dust off your ham bags and make a date to join us supporting local businesses in the most delicious way imaginable.
HAM is where the heart is
We are so proud of our stall holders, many of whom offered invaluable delivery services during lockdown, and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them back to the parade. If, like us, you cooked every meal you knew how to over the last few months (and some you didn’t), then you will join our excitement in the return of some of our finest food stalls, selling everything from olives and cheeses, to pies and focaccia. And if you eat them on the way home there’s no washing up either!
We know reopening the market now is a big decision, and it’s not one we have taken lightly. As the lockdown restrictions eased, we decided there was only one way we could ensure it is safe for both customers and stall holders alike – one way! You may remember that earlier this year we moved the market entirely to the east side of the parade; it will still be on that side, but now we’re asking that you enter from next to the zebra crossing (outside Studio 432) and shop until you drop at the other end, by the green.
HAM mask parade ball
As well as adhering to the one way system, we ask that you wear a mask if you can and respect social distancing rules when walking around and queueing. Hand sanitiser will be available on most stalls, and many stallholders will only accept contactless payments. Sadly there will be no live music, charity or children’s stall for the time being, but our friendly team of market volunteers will be at the entrance to the market to greet you as always, and we can’t wait to see you there!
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