Plenty of Christmas spirit and good turnout at market

The church bells were ringing throughout Holmes Chapel when fifth annual Christmas Market was held at the weekend.
Artisan traders from the area and further afield pitched their stalls at the Cooperative car park by Church Walk to Christmas gifts and festive treats. 
The nearby shops were also open late on Sunday as residents got into the festive spirit aided by mulled wine and cider.
Santa Clause made an appearance in his sleigh before travelling around the village.
The Christmas Market was once again organised by Holmes Chapel Partnership.
Anita Armitt, a member of the partnership, said the event was well attended as always despite the cold weather.
She added: “More of the shops got involved this year which was good and there was a really good turnout.
“The pubs were selling mulled wine and there was a BBQ at The George and the Dragon.”
There was also entertainment on a stage in the main section of the market. 
Music was provided by Dane Sound Radio as well as local groups such as the Laura Wilson School of Dance, Hermitage Primary School and Holmes Chapel Community Choir. Local music artist Lee Mackenzie.
(Pictures provided by Holmes Chapel resident Marie Bennett, who works at The Print Room on Church Walk).

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