Abbey Wood Village Food & Craft Market appears to have been a total success although I won’t know
for sure until I attend the traders’ ‘inquest’ later in the week. However
the fact that I came home £38 lighter and the popcorn and candy floss vendor
packed up and went away at four o’clock because he had run out of ingredients
suggests it couldn’t have been a flop.
The raffle prizes were pretty amazing too, two of them were worth £100 each and some others not far behind. They were provided by 14 of the 22 (?) traders on the street, it’s a sad fact that a minority take no interest in the traders’ association.
Teresa Pearce MP kindly agreed to provide the opening words and cut the ribbon and the Mayor of Greenwich, Christine May, pulled the raffle tickets from the ‘hat’.
Mrs. May is a very different sort of Mayor to those I have found in Bexley, very friendly, spoke to every stall holder and happy to have her photograph taken. Definitely none of the nonsense to be found in Bexley.
I am quietly confident that there will be another Abbey Wood Village market before Christmas.
Market photos from setting up until the end.