Town crier draws in crowds to Enfield's 700-year-old market
A town crier gave an old-fashioned touch to an event on Saturday to encourage shoppers to visit Enfield’s oldest market.
Peter Frost, of Bush Hill Park, dressed in a full town crier outfit and walked along Church Street during the afternoon as part of a bid by traders to highlight the town’s market, which has been in operation for more than 700 years.
Mark Rudling, of Enfield Business and Retailers Association, said: “It went really well. The Mary Portas Review has put a spotlight on the challenges that face town centres, and so it was decided to have a National Market Day.
“We wanted to do something a little different and draw in the crowds. A lot of people visit Enfield and the shopping centres and don’t realise there’s a market there every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”