Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership have held an Easter craft event as part of a local late night shopping initiative. Following a very successful Christmas Late Night Shopping in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, the town repeated the event over the Easter period.
The partnership hosted the local crafters and businesses at their education offices. Seven new or small businesses set up a stall. Four of the businesses which came at Christmas returned to show their products. Three new local business were among those taking part, getting a taste of the marketplace for the first time.
Fiona Forsythe, TVCRP officer, said “It was a great evening. We are pleased to be able support seven small local businesses, as well as talk to local people about our plans to renovate other buildings at the station.”