THERE was a great Easter-themed buzz around Neston last week for an extra-special Good Friday market event.

Neston Town Council held its Easter Market on Friday, April 19 after teaming up with the area's regular Friday Market stall holders.

This year a children's Easter biscuit decorating activity was held inside Neston town hall and the local girl guides ran a tearoom, raising £200 for their upcoming trip to Switzerland.

The Market Basement food hall also relaunched with a selection of artisan food stalls alongside the regular fish and deli stall.

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The newly decorated and re-launched market basement food hall

Over the forthcoming weeks, the food hall will be open every Friday from 8am until 2pm.

Other activities included free face painting for children proved popular in the sunny weather as well as entertainment provided by Neston Strummers.

A spokeswoman for Neston Town Council told the Globe: "Customers enjoyed food from the variety of our regular street food, bakery and drinks stalls on offer.

"Traders were delighted with the increased footfall and business generated, and we have had positive feedback from them and also members of the public who all enjoyed the day, commenting of the wonderful atmosphere."

A competition also ran between traders who had to create the best Easter themed item.

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Deeside Bakeries amazing winning entry

The spokeswoman added: "The overall winner was Deeside Bakeries, they were presented with a prize and certificate by the Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston and Cllr Christine Warner.

"Other traders, including Orchard Pigs Bakery, The Body Shop at home with Faye, Nicks Meat & Cheese and Blue Bonnet Sweets who had all made great efforts to take part were also presented with a certificate and prize.

"The Council is delighted with the success of the market and will be continuing to build on this."