Hundreds visit Hollingbourne for Safari Market.

Hundreds of people visited Hollingbourne today for the Annual Safari Market organised by the Women’s Institute and the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. The event has been held annually since 2009 although there was a break in 2016. There were around 30 stalls in people’s gardens, garages, and on the Greens as well as a special market in the Cardwell Pavilion where refreshments were on sale.

Although the weather was fine a number of stall holders who had participated in previous years remarked that the number of visitors was lower than in previous years. Normally professional dealers arrive from about 8am to snap up bargains but there did not seem to be so many as in prior years and one unnamed dealer suggested that it has not received as much advance publicity as usual. The market closed at 2pm with some stalls trying to clear their remaining stock for pennies.

The website of the Hollingbourne WI is and that of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust is

Pictured below are some of the stalls in the Eyhorne Street end of Hollingbourne.

LIz Cobbett and Toni Church in the garage in Windmill Lane. On the right is the stall for the Great Dane Rescue Charity.
Wally Allgood promoting some of the pictures by Michelle Allgood on Eyhorne Green where there were other stalls.
Jacqui Locke and Sue Woodhouse with their Stalls in Eyhorne Street.
The stalls in the car park of the Sugar Loaves PH. On the right is DJ Andrew Macey publicising the Vinyl Record Nights which are held on the first Saturday of each month in the Sugar Loaves.
Gill Phelan with her stall in Hasteds.
The stalls on Tanyard Green including the Sugar and Spice pop up shop selling locally made preserves.
Jeanne Davison with the Royal British Legion stall in Eyhorne Street.
The Sheridan family stall at the entrance to Cotuam’s Hall in Eyhorne Street.
Even Kent Police joined in with the fun of the day with a local PCSO visiting the Marshall family stall.