A FLINTSHIRE market is now well and truly thriving once more having previously fallen on uncertain times.

The Holywell Market Group was established in 2019 following proposals to close the market, which dates back to 1292. 

Since then, the group has been involved in efforts to rejuvenate the market and give back to the local community.

Last year, our sister title, the Leader, reported that stallholders there were reporting a rise in customers as Covid-19 restrictions eased, particularly among younger people.

Now, having worked hard to save what they describe as the 'heart of the community' in Holywell, the market group says it is pleased to see it coming back to life.

A statement from Holywell Market Group read: "We are a group that first set up when it looked like we would lose our market, in order to try and save it.

"The market is the heart of our community and without it we would become a drive through town. We work hard promoting the market and try to bring new stalls in.

"The new stall holders are also helping to bring more stalls and are doing an amazing job as they love it here.

The National Wales: Holywell Market is now thriving once more following uncertain times thanks to the hard work of the town's market group.Holywell Market is now thriving once more following uncertain times thanks to the hard work of the town's market group.

"It was wonderful to see so many people come out to support our market last week. Our high street is starting to look like what it used to on market day.

"We had more new stalls and have even more getting ready to join us. The word is spreading how well stall holders are doing here and that we have such a friendly community."

An example of some of the artisan food items bought by customers at the market just last week were wholemeal honey bread from Olawa Bakery and some blackcurrant and liquorice jam from the Little Cheese Monger.

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Among other stalls to have set up shop at Holywell Market are; engraving and key cutting specialists Col's Keys, Yorke Edgell sportswear with their vast range of football shirts and trainers and so many more.  

Holywell Market takes place every Thursday between 9am and 3pm on the high street.