October 17, 2011 10.42 am This story is over 148 months old

Popular Lincoln Moroccan market extended

African market: The Moroccan market in St Mark’s will stay on until Wednesday, due to popular demand.

The Moroccan market in St Mark’s Square has been extended until Wednesday, October 19, due to popular demand.

The thirty-eight traders, complete with Berber-style tents, have brought the sights and sounds of the Moroccan Souk to the St Mark’s Square since October 13.

The traders, who are offering shoppers the chance to buy authentic wood, jewellery, leather goods, slippers, pottery and candles, were due to pack-up on Sunday.

Lincoln BIG events and promotions manager Michael Armstrong said the Moroccan market has proved to be a “runaway success”.

“Lincoln is now getting to be known for the sheer variety of markets which we offeryear-round, but this one has really fired shoppers’ imaginations.

“We are delighted, therefore, to have agreed that it will continue to trade from St Mark’s Square until Wednesday, October 19.

“And we have further good news for everyone who has particularly enjoyed this African experience. We are in talks to bring a Moroccan village-style market back to St Mark’s from December 1 to 22.”

Moroccan market trader Zetta said: “We are happy to extend our stay here as we have been very busy but still have bargains for people.”

Photos: John Bennett