All hail the new Jarrow Market – thousands turn out for new fayre

All hail the new Jarrow Market - thousands turn out for new fayre

A market is set to become a regular feature in South Tyneside after thousands attended the inaugural event. Local businesswoman Carol Jakeman-Flounders, 50, launched the community fayre in Jarrow in the firm belief that it will boost the economy of the area. The first fayre was held on Sunday with the Mayor of South Tyneside, councillor Alan Smith, officially launching the event. Carol, who was a business development manager before opening her own shop Deja Vu on nearby Albert Road, said: “It was just unreal – people were shoulder to shoulder on the streets. “Everyone came out to support us, and we had everything from cheese to candles. A lot of stallholders sold out within the first two hours! “People came from as far as Blyth, Durham, Hexham and Washington for the market who would have never come here otherwise.”
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The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Alan and Councillor Moira Smith, cutting the ribbon to officially open Jarrow’s community Fayre with Carol Jakeman-Flounders After posting the idea for a community fayre on Facebook, Carol racked up 7,000 supporters for the idea within two hours. She added: “I have always thought that Jarrow could do with a market. I lived in Germany for a while and many towns over there run this type of community event. “With 40 stallholders at our first fayre, I’m confident that this fair can only become big…

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