TRASH & TREASURE BAZAAR | One man's trash is still another man's treasure at Prestons

One man's trash is another man's treasure, as they say, and the revived Prestons' Trash & Treasure Bazaar is drawing crowds each week.

After previously running weekly for 29 years, the bazaar held what may have turned out to be its final market in September, 2016. It was a multicultural attraction and drew weekly crowds of visitors and stallholders.

Last year, event manager MoniqueAnnetts revived it. She said: "The stalls cater for everyone. Vendors sell garage-sale bits and pieces to multicultural fruit and veg, arts and craft, new goods including brand clothing, bric-a-brac, shoes, furniture, toys, electrical."

As well as permanent and casual stallholders selling new and used goods, the bazaar has a variety of foods, like gozleme, kebabs, Indian cuisine, bacon-and-egg rolls, burgers, coffee, ice-cream, pies and cakes. There's live entertainment, like amusement rides, animals and live music.

Stallholder Rick said: "It's a local gathering point for the community to come together and see what small businesses offer. Pre-loved items give customers the opportunity to buy items drastically cheaper than new. Treasured items that can be reused, recycled and upcycled, reducing their environmental impact. We love the community feel here, everyone coming together."

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