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Winds disrupt craft fair

by Clare Atkinson

(De Montfort University student)

The lack of turn out at Leicester Market’s craft fair was blamed on high winds over the weekend, with many stalls packed up before closing time.

The fair took place on Saturday February 8 at the ‘A’ section of the market in the city centre with handmade gifts and cakes on sale.

Maureen Kantor, who had a stall of hand sewn crafts, said: “I don’t think anyone did really well today, it was probably down to the weather.

“Cake stalls usually go pretty quickly but there’s still some here at half three.”

The fair started at 10am and was meant to finish at 4pm but most people had started packing up by three due to the cold and windy weather.

Mrs Kantor usually sells her items at church fairs and was hoping that with Valentine’s Day coming up there would have been more people buying some of her crafts.

She added: “I made jewellery thinking it would be a good idea but I sold mostly hats.”

The market held a similar event at Christmas time which went well and if Saturday had been a success, they were thinking of doing a monthly fair, instead of holding a seasonal event.

But, Mrs Kantor said she would be back if they were to hold one at Easter saying: “I like coming here because it gets people asking who you are and it’s good to mix with the local people because it is a nice atmosphere.”

The market is hosting a healthy living day on Tuesday (February 11).