Ipswich: St Peters Street market attracts the crowds despite the downpours

IPSWICH: Braving the sporadic downpours, bargain-hunters flocked to get their hands on the treats and treasures on sale at St Peter’s Street market.

Part of the Ip-Art festival the popular event yesterday attracted crowds to the area, with shoppers making the most of the arts, crafts, vintage wares on offer.

Organiser Cathy Frost, of Loveone, said the day had been a “great success”.

“Obviously we were a bit worried about the miserable weather,” she said.

“But the people of Ipswich have not let us down.

“It has been a great day, we’ve had lots of positive feedback and new visitors.”

Stall holder Kelly Fairweather, who owns Fairweather Vintage in St Stephen’s Lane, said: “It has been really busy despite the rain.

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“Everyone seems to have really enjoyed themselves, it’s been sociable and friendly and we have done really well. ”

The next St Peter’s Street market will take place during the town’s Maritime Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, at the same time as the St Nicholas Street Food and Drink Festival.

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