Continental market set to make return to Helston

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The tastes and smells of a continental market are coming to Helston next week at a traditional European food and craft fair.

Between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, June 8 Coinagehall Street will be given over to market stalls from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland and Poland.

They will be selling products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, cheeses and sausages, bread, croissants, crepes, handbags, leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas.

Although the market has visited Helston on a number of occasions before, sited in Meneage Street, this year organisers promise to make it even bigger, with the move to Coinagehall Street and some new stalls.

These will include a large range of Dutch flowers, some Finnish crafts and clothes, Italian deli goods and Morrocan crafts.

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8:11pm Mon 3 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

There was a sign at the top of Trengrouse Way today saying Helston street market today. I drove down through the town and there were no stalls at all. Was it - a) there were no stalls, b) the stalls all packed up and went before 13:00, or c) the stalls were invisible.

If there is no market or they are going to pack up by 13:00 then maybe they should remove the signs.
There was a sign at the top of Trengrouse Way today saying Helston street market today. I drove down through the town and there were no stalls at all. Was it - a) there were no stalls, b) the stalls all packed up and went before 13:00, or c) the stalls were invisible. If there is no market or they are going to pack up by 13:00 then maybe they should remove the signs. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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8:14pm Mon 3 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I thought the market was supposed to be Mondays, Fridays and the same Saturdays as the farmers market.
I thought the market was supposed to be Mondays, Fridays and the same Saturdays as the farmers market. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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8:17pm Mon 3 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

"Helston completely Cornish"
"Helston completely Cornish" Gillian Zella Martin 09
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2:33pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

In Porthleven all day today again, they have market stalls :)
In Porthleven all day today again, they have market stalls :) Gillian Zella Martin 09
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6:36pm Tue 4 Jun 13

Tyrone Shulace says...

If local people want continental why don't they just go to the out of town supermarkets, Lidals in particular.
Visitors come here for Cornish goods, pasties etc, how is a market like this doing any good for the shops trade, there is only so much money to go round.
All that money wasted on market stalls, (that idea was backed by some of the councillors too, "have to speculate to accumulate if I remember the meeting correctly) by a TM that has left us all to pick up the pieces with what money is left, hanging baskets, a town guide, a logo and grants for business owners and a councillor I believe by what I read on here. Not to mention all the invented jobs. Oh well, ill go spend all my money in the continental market and by pass the shops.
If local people want continental why don't they just go to the out of town supermarkets, Lidals in particular. Visitors come here for Cornish goods, pasties etc, how is a market like this doing any good for the shops trade, there is only so much money to go round. All that money wasted on market stalls, (that idea was backed by some of the councillors too, "have to speculate to accumulate if I remember the meeting correctly) by a TM that has left us all to pick up the pieces with what money is left, hanging baskets, a town guide, a logo and grants for business owners and a councillor I believe by what I read on here. Not to mention all the invented jobs. Oh well, ill go spend all my money in the continental market and by pass the shops. Tyrone Shulace
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