Hurst Green flea market marks 25th anniversary

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A TWICE-YEARLY flea market in the village of Hurst Green is marking its milestone 25th anniversary.

The popular event is run in February and October to raise funds for Hurst Green Bowling Club. Over the years it has become a popular fixture on people’s calendars not just in the village but much further afield, drawing a good crowd to the packed Village Hall.

Now it is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with organisers hoping the event this Sunday, February 24th, will break all records.

Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., it boasts a wide range of stalls heaving under all manner of bargains and collectables. The event also has an cafe serving home-cooked delights such as bacon butties, pie and peas, buttered scones and cakes.

All proceeds from the flea market are ploughed back into the upkeep of the bowling green itself and the stone built pavilion and surrounds. The situation of the bowling green, to the rear of the Village Hall, is one of the most scenic around the Ribble Valley.

Hurst Green Bowling Club is always on the lookout for new members of all ages, from complete beginners to experienced bowlers, and all will be made welcome.

Club president Margaret Greenhalgh commented: “If you are at our flea market on Sunday and would like to speak to somebody about joining us, please make yourself known to Steven Hayhurst who will normally be working in kitchen. If you can’t be there on Sunday, Steven can also be contacted on 01254 826470.”