A May bank holiday market saw their busiest year yet despite Covid-19 restrictions being in place.

The Ribchester Spring May Market was held on Sunday (May 30) and hosted 81 stalls and an estimated 4,000 customers during the day - the busiest they have ever been.

Organiser Andrew Wallin had to cancel last year’s market due to the pandemic and was elated when Ribble Valley council told him that the 2021 markets could go ahead.

With stalls selling food, craft items, raising money for local schools and charities and stalls hosting even games for children, the market proved popular on Sunday with Andrew thinking the good weather brought more people out.

He said: "It was a glorious day.

"When I took over six years ago, I had in my head if I could ever get it all the way around the mill it would be a miracle.

"By the finish, you couldn't fit any more stalls on.

"Everybody enjoyed it, there wasn't one stall holder who didn't enjoy the day.

"It was just a mixture of everybody coming out to support the market.

"It was an absolutely phenomenal turn out!"

The PTFA for St Wilfrid's School in Ribchester had a stall and managed to raise over £400 for the school.

All the stalls had hand sanitiser available and upon arrival people had to fill in track and trace details to enter the market.

Andrew said that they hope to be as busy at next year’s event but will be unable to host any more stalls.

Next year’s market will be held on June 2, 2022, during a four-day weekend being held for the Queens Platinum Jubilee.