Stalham traders aiming to put north Norfolk town back on map
- Credit: Maurice Grey
A group in Stalham that was formed to promote the town is celebrating its first anniversary.
The Stalham Area Business Forum (SABF) was established as a not-for-profit organisation, with the aim of promoting trade and encouraging interaction between fellow members and putting a spotlight on the town.
Chairman Martin Towers, who runs a successful, family DIY business in the town, said: 'The forum has become the hub of the local community.
'We recently published a free directory listing members, which was distributed locally, and we've had nothing but positive feedback from users and members alike.'
The group is holding a vintage and collectors' street market on Sunday, August 20, from 10am to 3pm, in the main street, with over 40 stalls selling memorabilia and antiques specialist Mick Hicks available for valuations.
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Mr Towers, who is also organising a classic vehicle display through the town, added: 'Our intention is to establish Stalham again as a primary host for this type of event.'
The north Norfolk town once boasted a bustling weekly market, a main street of enterprising businesses and shops backed by two banks, but it has struggled in recent years.
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For information about the SABF, call 07760 115153/07958 992837/01692 580674 or 01692 760754.