Possession of market charter means Christmas is on

Possession of market charter means Christmas is on

By Michael Upton | 01/12/2021

Possession of market charter means Christmas is on

 

ORGANISERS of a Christmas market had an unusual technicality to deal with in putting on the event — taking possession of their village’s market charter.

Conisbrough’s charter, which was granted by King John back in the 13th century, is now in the hands of the committee bringing the event back to the village centre between 10am and 4pm next Saturday, December 4, after a pandemic-induced year off.

Christmas Market coordinator Russ Asquith said he hoped the event, titled The Bouncewould be “a show stopper”.

He added: “It is with great pleasure that we can announce formally after working with Doncaster Council and being granted the Market Charter of King John from the current holder that our event plan has been approved and Conisbrough Christmas Market will take place.

“Conisbrough businesses have been invited to bring their shop into the street to feel part of the event.

“In order to attract people to stay and enjoy the day, a number of stalls have been booked from traditional craft stalls to children's book sellers.

“There will be a live music stage with local bands, an opportunity to take part in a family quiz and a Christmas jumper drawing competition, both with prizes to be won.

“There will be a funfair and a traditional steam organ as well as hot roast chestnuts, real ales and mulled wine.

“The event will also see the streets decorated with Christmas flags, selfie stations and a visit from Santa.”