FARNHAM’S West Street will again close to traffic for an outdoor antiques market on Sunday, April 25 from 10am to 4pm.

The market promises to be a ‘relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience’, offering residents and visitors the chance to safely return to the town centre as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.  

Iain Lynch, Farnham town clerk, said: “We know people are itching to get out and browse, peruse and perhaps even treat themselves to something new.

“The outdoor antiques market is the perfect opportunity to venture out for a relaxed, social shopping experience and support our local businesses.”

The market promises a huge array of items including furniture, home textiles, vintage jewellery, kitchenalia, Asian art pieces, antique hand tools, upcycled metal sculpture, glass and ceramics, French brocante items including oil lamps, vinyl records, gardenalia, illustration, silver, as well as many quirky items you never realised you needed.

West Street will be pedestrianised for the day to allow social distancing.

Mr Lynch added: “Lots of us are looking forward to a face-to-face shopping experience – the chance to chat to retailers and ask questions about the items on their stalls.

“Taking over West Street means stalls will be in the open air and customers will have plenty of space around them.”

The market follows Farnham’s successful open-air craft market last October and will strictly follow social-distancing and hygiene rules.

It is being organised by Farnham Town Council in partnership with ACVR Events.