Romford Market celebrated its “Love Your Local Market” fortnight with a day of free family fun in Market Place on Friday 31 May.
The unique event celebrated Havering’s historic market with a range of exciting activities including a classic car and scooter display, live music, street magic and more.
The market’s younger visitors enjoyed free arts and crafts, whilst well-known children’s characters provided entertainment.
Market traders had opportunity to showcase their produce through live cooking demonstrations throughout the event.
Leader of the Havering Council, Councillor Damian White, said “Romford Market is at the heart of our community and we cannot wait to put on this event to give residents the chance to celebrate and discover what our fantastic market has to offer.
“This is the next in a line of exciting events laid on by the Council, for Romford Market. I hope everybody comes along to enjoy the free entertainment and love Romford Market.”
The historical Romford Market, for which a charter was granted by King Henry III, began nearly 800 years ago in 1247.
Whether you’re shopping for a new outfit, just browsing or picking up your weekly groceries, you will find everything you need at the market including local butchers, fishmongers, green grocers, tea stalls, blinds manufacturers, jewellers, upholsterers, market stalls selling all the latest high street fashions and women’s clothes, shoes, CD’s and DVDs, garden plants, cut flowers, toiletries and perfumes, household items, mobile phone accessories and IPad accessories, mobile phone repairs, pet accessories, sports kits and memorabilia, children’s toys, plus much more.