Popular markets celebrate 100 years

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar recently cut the cake at an event to mark the 100th anniversary of country markets.

Darren attended and spoke at the celebration at Rhos-on-Sea Country Market, which is part of the Denbighshire Country Market Society made up of five markets – Denbigh, Llangollen, Ruthin, Wrexham and Rhos on Sea.

Country Markets has a network of over 450 small, local markets that take place all over England and Wales on different days of the week.

The Rhos-on-Sea Country Market meets every week at the village’s United Reform Church on St George’s Road and sells a whole host of goods including farm produce, plants and flowers, crafts, gifts and homemade cakes.

They celebrated 100 years of Country Markets with a cake cutting ceremony, which was homemade by one of the members of the committee. They also had a scrapbook full of pictures of all their old events and competitions that they had competed in.

Darren said:

“After being set up several years ago, the Rhos-on-sea market has gone from strength to strength and now has a number of regular visitors who prefer the market’s local feel as opposed to visiting the high-street or supermarket.

“I have dropped in a few times over the years and I am always extremely impressed by the array of goods on offer and always enjoy a slice of their delicious homemade cakes.

“I would urge anyone who hasn’t already been to the market to put it on their list of places to visit, I can guarantee they won’t be disappointed.”

Rhos-on-Sea Country Market meets every Friday morning at the United Reform Church between 10am and 12pm.