Christmas fair comes to High Street

First published in News

STALLS lined Colchester town centre today as a Christmas market came to town.

Traders selling everything from sausages and cheese to jewellery and books pitched their wares to festive shoppers in the High Street, which was closed to traffic.

Visitors also had their chance to be lucky for a year by catching a cake thrown by mayor Christopher Arnold off the balcony of the Town Hall.

  • Many of the stalls will feature at the old bus station in Queen Street when it is temporarily transformed into a Christmas fair from Tuesday until Sunday December 23.

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4:52pm Sun 9 Dec 12

angryman!!! says...

Better than having boy racers etc driving down. Sooner it's pedestrianised the better
Better than having boy racers etc driving down. Sooner it's pedestrianised the better angryman!!!
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8:26pm Sun 9 Dec 12

GreensteadResident says...

Parents of babies and young children were very upset by the very high volume of the music on two of the stands.

The stands near the loud music didn't look as if they were doing much business as people moved to get their children away as quickly as possible away from the loud music.

Otherwise it was a good event.
Parents of babies and young children were very upset by the very high volume of the music on two of the stands. The stands near the loud music didn't look as if they were doing much business as people moved to get their children away as quickly as possible away from the loud music. Otherwise it was a good event. GreensteadResident
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9:58pm Sun 9 Dec 12

rhetoric says...

If this can be done, then why not bring back the regular markets on Weds and Sats, and bring back the shopping crowds to the High St.
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We then need some variety of good quality shops all the way along the High St, to soak up the extra trade from the visitors.
If this can be done, then why not bring back the regular markets on Weds and Sats, and bring back the shopping crowds to the High St. . We then need some variety of good quality shops all the way along the High St, to soak up the extra trade from the visitors. rhetoric
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8:42am Mon 10 Dec 12

wellnow says...

with most of the stalls selling over priced s h i te and one old guy girating to very loud whatever hoards of people trudging between the stalls using pushchairs as battering rams wonderful event.
with most of the stalls selling over priced s h i te and one old guy girating to very loud whatever hoards of people trudging between the stalls using pushchairs as battering rams wonderful event. wellnow
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11:44am Mon 10 Dec 12

romantic says...

Would be good to see the market back on the High Street, as it once was, rather than scattered all around the town. Agree about the loud music. Maybe I´m just getting old, but it did seem turned up a bit too high. Stalls were OK, although a few missing from last year with specific stuff my wife was looking for. I guess it saves us money, but she´ll soon spend it anyway!
Would be good to see the market back on the High Street, as it once was, rather than scattered all around the town. Agree about the loud music. Maybe I´m just getting old, but it did seem turned up a bit too high. Stalls were OK, although a few missing from last year with specific stuff my wife was looking for. I guess it saves us money, but she´ll soon spend it anyway! romantic
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5:00pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Mr Honest says...

Why was my comment deleted? I only stated facts. Just shows the Gazette and Don Quinn are working together. Wont ever buy this downmarket dross again.
Why was my comment deleted? I only stated facts. Just shows the Gazette and Don Quinn are working together. Wont ever buy this downmarket dross again. Mr Honest
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