Residents and visitors to Thirsk who want to while away their bank holiday should visit the annual bank holiday market

Hambleton District Council who run the normal weekly markets in Thirsk is holding an ‘Open Market’ on Monday – 28 August.

Established in 1145 the market sells everything from socks to sweets.

All traders whether they are regular traders or casual traders are being encouraged to pitch up and book a place as long as they have public liability insurance.

And it is hoped that shoppers will venture out and support their local economy.

For further information or to book a stall call Wendy Cullen, Technical Officer (Markets) on 01609 767162 or