Padiham craft market is a hit

Visitors to Padiham Town Hall got the chance to pick up some Christmas gifts when an arts and crafts fair came to town.

The market was held in the ballroom and offered shoppers the chance to buy a range of items including winter plants, toys, gemstones, candles, lingerie and festive decorations.

Sam Crossley-Foster on her stall during the Christmas Fair at Padiham Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

Sam Crossley-Foster on her stall during the Christmas Fair at Padiham Town Hall.'Photo Ben Parsons

The event is the fourth this year to be held in Padiham and organisers said it continues to be a success.

Many of the stalls set up a day early to make the most of the extra crowds at the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Another market is planned for March next year.

Mr Alan Barnes, the ballroom manager, said: “It went very well. There was a nice relaxed atmosphere and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.

“There was an unbelievable amount of stalls.”