Extra attractions at Wednesday market in next fortnight

Rosalind Gray, who runs Dress 2 Impress in Morpeth, at last year's Love Your Local Market event. Picture by Trevor Walker.
Rosalind Gray, who runs Dress 2 Impress in Morpeth, at last year's Love Your Local Market event. Picture by Trevor Walker.

Morpeth is joining a campaign that encourages people to show their support for traditional markets.

As part of the national Love Your Local Market 2015, the Market Place will be decorated with items such as banners, bunting and balloons on the final two Wednesdays in May.

There will be live music and on May 27, those attending can pet and feed Aubrey the pony from Stepney Bank Stables. Special merchandise will also be available.

Coun Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for markets at Northumberland County Council, said: “We hope that shoppers will use Love Your Local Market to sample what’s on offer at Morpeth.”