An artisan craft market will be welcoming traders every month after a very successful trial.

The Whalley Artisan Market will become a monthly event after proving popular in the lead up to Christmas.

The market, ran by Crafty Vintage, will return on March 26 and 27 when it will become a monthly event running on the last weekend of the month.

This comes following a very successful end to 2022 after the market returned in October - with a hugely popular Christmas market.

The market is supported by the Whalley Chamber of Trade and investment from BOOST, Lancashire's Business Growth Hub.

Market management hope that the monthly calendar will bring a wider demographic into the village from surrounding areas and provide additional footfall to the retail boutiques and cafe bars.

Each market is brimming with a wide range of stalls featuring homemade items and locally sourced produce. There is also live music, DJ’s on vinyl and a crafty corner where new skills can be discovered and developed.

Initially introduced as a trial in the lead up to Christmas 2021, the overwhelmingly positive response to Whalley Artisan Market made making it permanent for 2022 an easy decision for Crafty Vintage Founder, Laura Johnson.

Laura said: "We were blown away by the reaction to the Q4 events and it has continued to go from strength to strength.

“Market weekend is always buzzing and it has definitely helped entice new visitors into the Ribble Valley.

"I’m looking forward to seeing it continue to grow and develop in 2022 and help encourage even more people to come and ShopLocal in Whalley.”

John Atherton from Whalley Chamber of Trade added: “We’ve loved bringing the Artisan Market to Whalley and seeing King Street so busy.

“The challenge will now be to make the offering even bigger and better than before and we already have plans to enhance the market and dovetail with other key events throughout the year."