Each month we will have an updated report from BECCMARK & to start us off we have a little background information from Alison Smith.
BECCMARK March Report
BECCMARK (which stands for Bourne End Community and Craft Market) was started 6years ago by its co-founders Rosie O’Hagan and Julia Wooster. Their idea was to bring good quality artisan products in the form of Food and Arts and Crafts as well as other small local businesses to the community.
At the same time, by having the Market in the local library in Wakeman Road, they were supporting the funding of the Library which was, at the time, under the threat of closure. They also wanted to support local charities, which, to date, have benefitted from well over £3000, by having a tombola where the stall holders donate items from their various tables.
The Market takes place in the public room at Bourne End Library (Wakeman Road, SL8 5SX) every second Saturday of the month and has grown considerably over the years and we now have 40 regular stall holders and also one-off stalls offering all sorts of wonderful food and crafts as well as garden produce, health, beauty and fitness specialists for the family as well as items for our beloved pets. I truly believe that you could come in and get most of the weekend shop with us! You can buy your Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner for entertaining with the choice of excellent cheeses for that all-important cheese board, lovely jams, marmalade and honey for that lazy Sunday morning breakfast, meat for your Sunday dinner. You could get that birthday present and card that you have been meaning to get, buy the plants for your garden……..and the list goes on.
So each month I will be bringing you news introducing you to the producers and crafters that bring us these wonderful products, starting with the one thing we all love FOOD. I will be introducing them to you and the products they sell.
So, if you like home-baked produce (always samples available), hand made unique jewellery, cards, embroidered, felted and knitted goods, crafts, bags and freshly brewed coffee and tea, pop along and see us at BECCMARK, for a fun and inspiring morning out. Our next fair is on Saturday March 11th starting at 10am until 1pm.
I look forward to seeing you there
Alison Smith (BECCMARK Crafter)
11th March, 8th April, 113th May, 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November and 9th December.
or go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BourneEndCommunityCraftMarket/