Warm welcome

I WAS sorry to read a few weeks ago a letter from a correspondent who was unable to get to Storrington after having seen the pictures in the Herald of the Storrington market.

There has been a market in the village hall there for many years, starting with a WI market, one of the earliest to have been formed in the county.

At one time, around the 1980s, there were 25 dotted round the county from Ardingly to the Hampshire borders and that includes one in Durrington which has been trading in the church hall there for 35 years.

Unfortunately, over time, many markets have had to close and it was a great shock when the WI announced that for legal reasons concerning charities, they would cease to be involved with WI markets.

We then became “Country Markets Ltd.”

And have traded under that name for several years now.

A few markets have now opted out of this organisation and have decided to go it alone.

Storrington is one of these.

At Durrington, we shall stay with Country Markets Ltd as long as we have producers to continue to supply us with a high standard of goods and customers to buy them.

We are open every Thursday from 10– 1am at St Symphorian’s Church hall in New Road.

We should warmly welcome your disappointed reader if he decided to visit us. Home baking, preserves, honey, plants, and eggs all produced locally are on show and can be ordered. If you can’t see what you want, just ask!

New customers will be warmly welcomed and on production of this letter will receive a free cup of tea or coffee.

Can’t make Thursdays? Come and see us at Durrington Festival on June 9. Support a local initiative.

Sheila O’Neill

Longlands Spinney