Blackburn Leisure Club is hosting the first ever farmer's market in Brough

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By Emma_Pearson | Saturday, February 25, 2012, 19:07

Blackburn Leisure Club is hosting the first ever Brough Farmer's Market and Craft fair in order to enhance exposure of the club.

The leisure facility which has been in the village for over 80 years was originally used for British Aerospace workers to enjoy, however the team at the club want more of the community to get involved with the facility by attending the first ever farmer's market.

Speaking to Christopher Reed, a committee member on why he is organising the monthly event he said:

"Blackburn Leisure Club used to be the hub of the village. We just need to try and get it back to a community hub as it is important to protect it. There is masses amount of land with lots to do, it's all there, and it just needs a bit of modernising which unfortunately is not possible without any money to do so".

"It is a case of getting a lot of people down to Blackies (Blackburn Leisure Club) to show them exactly what it has to offer to them and what better way than organising a monthly farmers market and fair.

"The first farmers market is going to be a bit of an experiment which we hope it will really take off and become popular., At the moment we are limited in days due to it being football season, so the first couple of markets will be in the large function room and hopefully when the weather picks up we will move it to the car park" explained Christopher.

"We need a lot of people to push for the event and take part whether that is by having their own stall, which we have had a lot of interest about, or to just come along and see what the market and crafts are going to be like. We hope that the people who do go to the South Cave Farmers Market will come along to the Brough one as well," said Christopher.

When asking the committee member how much interest has been had in the market so fair, he said: "There has been a lot of interest in the market and fair, especially from local businesses. It is important for it to be a localised event and for as many locals as possible to come down and see for themselves what it is all about".

"We have had a lot of interest from local women who make arts and crafts that have purchased a stall but we still have a couple of stalls left to fill if people are interested" said Christopher.

Blackburn Leisure Club's first farmer's market and craft stall is on Sunday 18 March starting at 10am.

If you would like any further information about the fair or would like to hold your own stall please contact Blackburn Leisure Club by emailing:




  • Profile image for Zeek_36

    I live on the new estate, and the thought of drinking in an old fashioned, out-dated club on a Friday or Saturday night does nothing for me whatsoever. Give me a nice country pub or a modern wine bar anyday. This is the problem with attracting new customers, drinking in a social club is just an outdated concept. Just my opinion though, feel free to differ !

    By Zeek_36 at 00:03 on 27/02/12

  • Profile image for piesman

    Why have they not put in an access route to the new housing estate? This would ensure people visit more often. A gate and a small bridge would be ideal.

    By piesman at 22:07 on 26/02/12

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