Christmas Handmade Market will be the biggest of its kind.
Saturday 22nd November 2014 @ 08:43 by Anna Fletcher

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Stalybridge’s Handmade Market returns for the last time this year today at the Civic Hall when it will open its doors from 10am until 3pm.

The market will be the biggest of the year so far with some 80 handmade craft and food stalls taking over the ground floor of the hall.

There will be live music throughout the day from Willow Wood Choir, Colette Todd and The Dollar Bombers.

Refreshments will be available including meditteranean delights from Sara Dip and Tea and mulled cider.

Grow Happy Childcare, formally Gorse Hall Kids Club, will once again be running kids craft activities and Tameside Radio will be broadcasting live from the event.

It’s just 50p admission, free for under 12’s, with the entry fee including a prize draw to win a hamper made up of handmade gifts from every stall.

The winner of the draw will be announced at 2.55pm on the day.
Proceeds from this month’s market admission will be split between Reuben’s Retreat and Willow Wood Hospice.
Staff from Gymetc Stalybridge will also be doing a sponsored row at the event to raise funds for Reuben’s Retreat.

The event will also mark the end of an era for the market at the Civic Hall, with Tameside Council staff moving into the hall next year.

However, MWL Events, who run the market and have staged the event at the Civic Hall for the last two years, will be announcing new locations before the year is out.

Without an alternative venue with the same capacity in the town, MWL are looking for more venues in and around Tameside to stage the markets, which will hopefully he held more often.”