November 7, 2011 11.16 am This story is over 143 months old

Businesses put on fun day for Lincoln shoppers

Fete on The Strait: Traders are hoping to raise money for an archway on The Strait to signpost their businesses.

Businesses on the Steep Hill hosted their annual Fete on the Strait day on November 5, with two different events to promote business and community awareness.

Organiser and owner of local sweet shop Goodies, Richard Baxter explained the purpose of the event:

“The Fete on the Strait is to show people of Lincoln that we’re actually here to help raise money for an archway we want to build between the Kind pub and the dentist.

“I’ve found that people don’t tend to know about the businesses further up the hill and the archway is a good way for people to find us.”

The day hosted various stalls from shops on the hill and traders who have come from across Lincolnshire.

Elain Ayra from Pod Hole in Spalding, who runs Saints and Sinners — a homemade goods store, said:

“I heard about the event because I trade at the Farmers’ Market, but I also came to support the campaign.”

Jax Colins from Lincoln found the event to be “really good; I think after today I’d probably come up here more often.”

Having a Boon Day

Opposite the Fete on Strait, the alternative clothing shop Grindhaus hosted its Boon Day event in St Martin’s square.

Hosting the Lincolnshire roller derby team, music from Hash productions and Grindhaus’ newly-formed skate team, Team Grindhaus.

Owner of Grindhaus, Karl Barkworth said the day was about giving back to the community: “I set up the shop for the community and this is my way of giving back.

“Any money I make goes straight back to the community. Skateboarding has gone underground of late so I’m trying to bring it back.”