21 Mar Inside the Manningtree Vintage and Collectables Market
The Manningtree Business Chamber is a group of volunteers who live and work in Manningtree and have recently been awarded the community engagement award.
Manningtree has the same problems as most small towns and villages these days with Internet shopping and communities spreading out, the heart of the town is struggling with shops closing.
The Chamber is busy trying to give a strong identity to this beautiful little gem of a town, by building on the Towns rich history as a Market Town.
The Vintage & Collectables Market will be on held on the last Saturday of each month over the summer starting on Saturday April 29th and finishing the end of September.
By choosing a Saturday alongside Manningtree’s existing
well established market , the Vintage & Collectables market will be adding to the interest for people to come and enjoy browsing the markets, having a coffee, visiting the beach having lunch, finding out what’s on offer in Manningtree. Hopefully by boosting visitors numbers it will help the town to grow and thrive, with more themed markets and events planned for the future.
Mel Winning a member of the Chamber has an Art Degree from Camberwell Art School, she told us
“Essex is full of fantastic Collectables and antique markets, with prices low compared to London, We have teamed up with the Harwich Emporium and fantastic dealers and buyers and sellers from Manningtree and Mistley. This is a great opportunity for locals and dealers from further afield to buy.
The Chamber want this to be an ongoing success story for Manningtree . It’s a great Town full of wonderful creative people. Lets support this Market spread the word and come into Town for some browsing fun.”