LOVE Your Local Market, running from May 14 to 28, is a two-week long celebration of some of the UK’s oldest shopping venues - including Altrincham Market.

“Markets are enjoying a well-deserved revival,’ says Nick Johnson from Market Operations,which owns Altrincham Market.

“Altrincham Market’s strapline is “not available online”, and we’re all about the shared shopping experience rather than the rather dull and lonely pastime of ordering goods you’ve never seen from people you’ve never met. As such we’re delighted to be involved with this year’s Love Your Local Market campaign.”

Altrincham’s successful weekly Sunday Markets – home, house and garden; farmers and makers; vintage fashion & furniture; contemporary craft, handmade & producers – already attract a wide range of producers and shoppers and the market is currently undergoing an extensive programme of renovation work to turn it into one of the best local shopping, eating and entertainment venues in the north west.