Sheringham to get continental market

The first continental market to visit North Norfolk will be part of Sheringham's Christmas lights switch on for the weekend of November 29 and 30. The continental market will operate on both days from 9am to 6pm in the High Street.

The first continental market to visit North Norfolk will be part of Sheringham's Christmas lights switch on for the weekend of November 29 and 30.

The continental market will operate on both days from 9am to 6pm in the High Street.

Market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland wearing traditional costumes will be selling products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Swedish cider, Italian nougat, pungent cheeses, saucissions, tartiflette from the Alps, charcuterie, fresh breads and croissants - plus wines from a family vineyard in Frontigan.

Other stalls will be selling a wide range of products including handbags and leather items. Marseille soaps, lavender, children's toys and pachina! Most of the products on sale will come from 'the terroir' (the land) of the stall holder, where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, maintaining a good standard of quality.

All of the traders will be wearing traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the area of the country they have come from.

*The Christmas lights will be switched on on the Saturday at 4.30pm by “Peter Pan” from the Little Theatre Pantomime and there will be a full programme of entertainment through the afternoon.