Continental market reigns over King Street

By Rachael Grealish

Small and mighty: The small market was a successful test-run for hopeful future events in the town -pictures by Robert Haile

Small and mighty: The small market was a successful test-run for hopeful future events in the town -pictures by Robert Haile

THE  smell of German Bratwurst and Italian pastries took over King Street in Whitehaven, as the Continental Market made a return for 2016 – but in an all new location.

The market, which usually takes up residence on Whitehaven Harbour, found a new home this year on King Street in Whitehaven, August 10 to 13.

The four day event was organised by Richardson’s of Whitehaven following the successful visit from Jean-Christophe Novelli last month.

Gerard Richardson, MBE, owner of Richardson’s of Whitehaven, said: “I

Forget your diet: German Bratwurst was on the menu as many people flocked to the Smoke House - even in the rain.

Forget your diet: German Bratwurst was on the menu as many people flocked to the Smoke House – even in the rain.

wanted to bring another market to the town this year, but with no big event to support it, I felt we needed a venue closer to the shops, and feedback from the managers on King Street was very positive.”

Mr Richardson explained that the 2016 market was only a trial run of hopeful future events.

He said: “This year’s is just a trial market to see if the location works and the long term plan is to stage markets the entire length of the street, with potentially a chef stage as well.”

Though it was small, the market reigned well over King Street.