Bovingdon market reopened to the public on Saturday (April 17) to a host of new and returning customers.
The market takes place on an airfield in the village of Bovingdon, the airfield was once used in World War Two by B-17 Flying Fortress bombers.
The market is operated and run by Wendy Fair Markets, a business started in the 1970s by Ken and Wendy Hobday.
They are one of the most successful market operators in the UK, trusted by local authorities and landowners alike, to organize open-air general retail markets.
Bovingdon Market reopened on Saturday to a steady flow of shoppers, all carrying bags full of products bought from the different stalls available.
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Tessa Darby, one of the management team at Wendy Fair Markets oversaw the reopening and running of the Bovingdon market on Saturday, she said that it was a really good day to see the market open again after Covid-19 restrictions caused it to close.
Tessa said: “It was a really really good day, we had a steady flow of people all day, the local environmental health came down and they were happy, we had Covid Marshals there, from Herts Council .”
The market has an array of stalls selling different products, from a butcher stall to clothing and decorative flowers.
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Tessa added: “It was fairly steady all day, we didn’t have many queues and we imagine it will build up in the coming weeks, we put it out that we were opening but we didn’t promote it.”
The market is operating under Covid-19 guidelines and is currently only allowing groups of two with face coverings and no children are allowed.
The market will ease these restrictions as the roadmap continues.