Archive for bags

Chop-Chop Handbags

Chop-Chop is a new addition to the market in 2017. Alan Williams runs a well stocked handbag stall in the Market Place, near the War Memorial, which has replaced the previous handbag stall run by Johnny George for the last 7 years.

Where are you from?
Holbeach.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
I started here in spring 2017.

What are your opening times here?
8am – 2pm

What other markets do you attend?
Ely (Sun), St Ives (Mon), Kings Lynn (Tue), Bury St Edmunds (Wed), Long Sutton (Fri) and Swaffham (Sat)

What led you to running this stall?
I used to run a kitchenware shop and added some handbags to attract women in, and it worked so well that now that’s what I sell most! I have been selling kitchen knives at game fairs for 6 years, and started on my own with this stall 3 years ago. The name of the business comes from the fact I used to mostly sell knives.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s a very nice town with a buzzing vibrant market. Full of nice people and it’s well run by the Town Council.

What do you sell ?
A range of Italian leather handbags, also clutch bags and backpacks, leather purses, Pashminas and scarves.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Vacwash Spares

vacwash-sparesGina McCormack runs her very useful stall Vac Wash Spares on the market area in front of Argos, next to Christie’s Cheese stall. She sell lots of essential items – vacuum cleaner spares and all sorts of car care products.

Where are you from?
Sheringham.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
34 years.

What are your opening times here?
6.30am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday)

What led you to running this stall?
I looked after a stall for a friend in London. I had been working at Heathrow Airport and I never went back! I liked market trading so much that I did a diploma in market management and worked as a field support officer for NMTF (National Market Traders Federation). But I missed trading myself, and so came back to running a stall.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I like the fact that market is all to do with personal service . It’s a very friendly, informal market.

What are your best selling items?
Vacuum cleaner bags, and spare parts; Autoglym products, car care consumables, chamois and sponges.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield