Market will have European flavour

Traders from across mainland Europe will be promoting their wares at a special market being held in Blyth over Easter.

The town council will welcome the traders from Europe and beyond, as a traditional continental market comes to town over the holiday weekend.

As well as the goods with an international flavour, there will also be a wide range of products from Blyth’s own weekly market traders on offer.

Coun Kath Nisbet, chairman of the Blyth Town Council events committee, and county councillor for the Croft ward, said: “Blyth market place offers a fantastic trading space for market traders from all over the north east of England and Scotland.

“With the additional attraction of the continental market over the Easter weekend, Blyth welcomes new traders to come and be part of a great event.”

Coun Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for markets at Northumberland County Council, added: “Markets can add vibrancy and vitality to local communities.

“We are pleased to be working with Blyth Town Council to develop what markets have to offer to the town – and congratulate then on bringing this continental market.”

Blyth Town Council is also asking the community to join in.

Community groups, charities, youth groups or any other organisation or individual who would like a stall on the market for that weekend to trade, fundraise or promote a new business in Blyth, should call Paul Taylor, Blyth Town Council events co-ordinator, on (01670) 361668 or email