Thousands go Totally Local on the streets

Brighouse Totally Locally market Julie Carpenter and Fran Lister from Love Bread.
Brighouse Totally Locally market Julie Carpenter and Fran Lister from Love Bread.

Local businesses and flavours from around the world came together at the Brighouse Totally Locally Food and Drink Market.

Thousands of people turned out despite the rain to take in 72 stalls featuring roast meats, locally made bread and beautiful cupcakes.

The event, on Commercial Street, Brighouse, was organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI) and was the biggest food and drink festival the town has ever seen.

“It was really fantastic despite the rain. It doesn’t put people off though,” said Lesley Adams of the BBI.

“There were at least a few thousand I would guess. I handed out 500 leaflets in just half an hour.” She said events like the market are a great promotion for Brighouse and bring plenty of return visitors to the town.

“We get a lot of regular customers from the markets. We do get a lot of people coming from outside the area and they see the rest of the town and decide to come back again.”

The BBI have planned another market on Saturday August 31.

A wide range of stalls featuring some tasty delicacies took over Brighouse town centre on Saturday.

Sowerby Bridge’s Mongolian restaurant Temujin had a stall alongside a host of Brighouse businesses including some craft stalls and charities.

Steven Lord, of Harrison Lord Gallery and the BBI, said: “Despite the poor weather in the morning, some people set off in the snow to get here, it was another amazing success with big crowds filling the town all day to see our biggest ever food and craft market.

“Because of the high quality of the stalls it has become a fixture in many people’s diary from all over the region”.