Ooh la la! The continental market is a treat

Bexhil'sl Anglo-continental Market with Jean Marc Labbe
Bexhil'sl Anglo-continental Market with Jean Marc Labbe

The Anglo-French Market proved just as popular as ever at the weekend – with the traders and the weather brought a taste of the French Riviera to Bexhill.

A bumper number of stalls were set up in Devonshire Road on Saturday and Sunday, with locals flocking to the market alongside shoppers from far further afield.

The event was originally held once a year but organisers doubled the dates due to overwhelming public demand – and if the weekend’s turn-out was anything to go by, it was a good decision.

As well as sellers from the Continent, the market also houses local growers and craftspeople – selling jewellery, sculptures, garden ornaments and clothes alongside the croissants, Brittany biscuits and other Gallic offerings.

Organisation of the market has been taken over by the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club. The event is completely self-funding, run by volunteers and does not benefit from any grants.

Nevertheless, judging by the weekend, it continues to go from strength to strength.