THE owner of Innox Mills says he is delighted with the response to its first Sunday market.

Jonathan Dean, managing director of Innox Mills Ltd, was more than happy with the number of people who attended the market on the former Bowyers site next to Trowbridge Railway Station.

“It went very well and certainly exceeded our expectations. The majority of traders sold out or were going home to restock. By 2pm, some had nothing left,” he said.

“The footfall was between 3,000 and 4,000 and there was a positive vibe about the place. It gives us a nice platform for next month.”

Kevin Gover, of Whitley-based Wiltshire Chilli Farm, said: “I thought it went very well. I was pleasantly surprised at the way the day went and will definitely be back at the next one.

“There were lots of people pottering around and happy to spend, whereas in recent weeks they have just been happy to be out after lockdown.”

Paul Vowles, of Blueridge Farm at Hawkeridge, sold out of his home-made pies, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs by 1pm.

He said: “We had sold out in about three hours. We will definitely come back next month.”

Kez Garner, president of Trowbridge Chamber of Trade, said: “It was a really good start.

“Some of the traders sold out of stock early on and most of them were happy and ready to book again.

“A lot of the people who went were looking around curiously and not necessarily looking to shop.”

Mr Dean hopes to bring a band in to provide music for the next market and children's entertainment.

The opening times will change from 10am-4pm to 9am-3pm.

The next four Innox Mills Sunday markets will be held on August 16, September 20, October 18 and November 15.

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