Blackpool’s continental street market

Continental street market on Church Street in Blackpool
Continental street market on Church Street in Blackpool

Blackpool’s continental street market opened on Church Street yesterday - just in time for tonight’s big Switch-On event

Visitors enjoyed foreign cuisine from Spain, Turkey and Germany, and taste-tested some of the hottest chilli sauces on the market.

Arts and crafts, ceramics, jewellery, plants, bath bombs, woodwork and knick-knacks were also on sale at the market, which will run until Sunday.

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Les Ball, from Blackpool BID, said: “We have had a fabulous first day. From about 10.30am Church Street was full.

The number of people that turned up far exceeded what you would expect on a Thursday.”