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

Profile image for Emma_Pearson

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: Blackburn.lesire.fair@gmail.com

 

      

Comments

       
  • 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

      Report
              
     
  • 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

      Report
              
     
max 4000 characters
        
   

Latest Stories in Brough

       
      

Local Vouchers

       
  • FLEA EPIDEMIC. £5 Off prescription only treatments at Thearne. Protect your pet and home now

    Thearne City Centre Pet Store

    The mild winter and warm damp weather are perfect conditions for fleas. 95% of the flea life cycle is in carpets, flooring & bedding. Come and get qualified advice on cost effective flea control.

    Terms: £5 Off Fipracyl Cat. £2 off Frontline 6 Packs. £1 0ff all other prescription flea treatments. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

    Contact: 01482 228150

    Valid until: Saturday, September 13 2014

     
  • Free home security check. Expert advice given 01482 575319

    Total Security Yorkshire Ltd

    We are offering our services free of charge to all the customers of the Hull daily mail. Our experienced technicians will carry out a full risk assessment on your home.

    Terms: We have over 30 years of experience in home security and Have been helping the residence of Hull and Beverley as Total Security Yorkshire Ltd since 2006.

    Contact: 01482 575319

    Valid until: Wednesday, December 31 2014

     
  • Free Stain Protection

    Cleanmaster Carpet Cleaners

    Have your leather suite cleaned and I will stain protect the leather suite for free.

    Terms: Have your leather suite cleaned and I will stain protect the leather suite for free.

    Contact: 01482423623

    Valid until: Wednesday, December 31 2014

     
   

Search for...

       
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min rent is bigger than Max rent