“DIABOLICAL” weather failed to deter shoppers from perusing the wares of Colwyn Bay’s first ‘artisan’ market.

Following the relaunch of the town’s midweek market on Tuesday, July 14, new license holders Stella McClure and Ben Froment of The Artisan Market Company returned on Saturday 18 with the new addition.

The ‘artisan’ market features stalls from North Wales artists and producers, every third Saturday of the month.

Stella said: “Saturday’s weather was so diabolical, but it went really well though considering! All the traders were happy and made money so the people that came, came to buy. Many traders have rebooked for August, so that’s a great sign. The feedback from everyone who came down was great, they loved the artisans and were so pleased to see something like this in Colwyn Bay. - many of the shops on Station Road said they had the busiest day they’d had in a long while.”

“We’re thrilled that is was so well received and with loads more artisans getting in touch asking for a stall on next months market, we have high hopes for the future.”

Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said, “The market has been an important feature in the economy of Colwyn Bay for many years attracting both local people and those travelling to the town to visit.

“The re-launched market, and the addition of the new Artisan market promises to provide a vibrant offer to attract shoppers and benefit the town as a whole.”

For more information on future markets, visit theartisanmarketcompany.co.uk.