Leominster Victorian Christmas market pulls in crowds despite strong winds

Hereford Times: Students Tom Goodman, Callum Edwards and Reece Hudyma with some of the wooden products they have made at Robert Owen Vocational School. Students Tom Goodman, Callum Edwards and Reece Hudyma with some of the wooden products they have made at Robert Owen Vocational School.

STRONG winds failed to stop hundreds packing into Leominster on Saturday for the town's annual Victorian Christmas market.

The event took place in Corn Square and Broad Street where traders donned Victorian clothing and sold their various products.

And according to Mollie Cooke, Mayor of Leominster, it was one of the busiest years to date.

"It was excellent and probably the most people we have ever had," she said.

"Time went so quickly and a lot of people sold out of their products."

Leominster was not the only place taking a step back through history this week.

Pupils from the Robert Owen Vocational School sold wooden products they made during Hereford's Victorian Fair last Friday.

Principal Vivien Dean said: “The whole experience of making products to sell and then actually doing this direct to the customer has really helped those involved increase in confidence and gain invaluable interpersonal and business skills.”

The school is currently based at Holme Lacy but from next September will be moving to a central Hereford location.

For more information call 01432 870992 or attend an open day on January 25 or January 31.

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