Street Market is big success

Hot Rod Sleigh
Hot Rod Sleigh

Bright sunshine brought people out in their droves last weekend when Bexhill 100 Motoring Club held its Anglo/Continental Street Market.

Club secretary Lynn Brailsford said: “The weather was bright and sunny, and particularly on Saturday, Devonshire Road was thriving with happy shoppers all eager to sample the unique goods from the French and local traders.

“A bumper number of stalls were set up in Devonshire Road, bringing locals flocking to the market alongside shoppers from far further afield.

“As well as sellers from France, the market also provided space for local growers and craftspeople selling a wide range of goods and tempting food to sample.

“Also there on display at either end of the market were classic cars provided by members of Bexhill 100 Motoring Club.

“The weekend was a triumph for Bexhill - people were having a great time and enjoying the best of the town, and we look forward to repeating this event in September.”

“Bexhill 100 would like to pass its thanks to Kier staff, who cleaned and swept the streets before and after the market on both days.

“Elva Car Recovery were on standby to remove any vehicles which may have been parked there illegally, but the residents and users of Devonshire Road played their part, and the road was clear of all obstructions on both days.

“Bexhill 100 Motoring Club took over the running of the market for the benefit and enjoyment of the town, and all profits will go to locally based community projects or charities.

“The two markets from last year enabled Bexhill 100 to donate £1200 to four charities and to produce their Hot Rod Christmas Sleigh which was used in last year’s Christmas Light parade and plans are already progressing to make it even more special for this Christmas.

The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club was formed in 1999 to cater for the needs of all motoring enthusiasts. As such there are no restrictions to joining, age of vehicle, in fact some members don’t own a vehicle.

In May 1902, the first races in Great Britain took place on the seafront in Bexhill. The races had been the brain child of the Eighth Earl De La Warr, and with the assistance of the Automobile Club, later known as the RAC, the races took place at speed, back and forth from the top of Galley Hill to the Sackville Hotel.

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