Clitheroe Country Market stalwart is 90

Elsie Shaw
Elsie Shaw
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A VALUED member of Clitheroe Country Market has celebrated her 90th birthday.

Elsie Shaw, of Clitheroe, has been a member of the market for more than 25 years and is still to be found behind a counter every Tuesday morning at the United Reformed Church Hall, in Moor Lane.

She began selling jewel pouches, rag dolls and jam, then became known for her fantastic pastry, supplying baked pies and savouries.

Elsie said that when she moved into the area, joining the Country Market was a good way of making friends and she still enjoyed meeting up with members and customers over coffee and cake.

She has seen various changes over the past 25 years, including the change in venue from St Mary’s Parish Hall to the present location at the top of Moor Lane. Buying habits may have changed but she still believes the market offers a fantastic supply of local home-made goods.