Harbour Commissioners Hope Continental Market Return Will Boost Town’s Tourism And Economy

By Rachael Grealish

Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners hopes its autumn continental market will attract visitors and enhance the town’s economy.

The continental market, which will run down Millennium Promenade on Whitehaven harbour from September 10 to 12, will be the second in the town since long before the pandemic.

Boasting popular stalls including; Dutch flowers, garden furniture, paella and an array of breads, cheeses and gifts, the organisers hope it will help Whitehaven become ‘a real destination place’ once more.

Speaking to The Herdwick News John Baker, Chief Executive of Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, said: “We think it is a brilliant event that received excellent footfall and feedback when it was here earlier this year.

“There is a real benefit as the market attracts new visitors to the town from far and wide and it creates a great atmosphere and buzz down at the Harbour and around the town for our communities.

“It’s important for Whitehaven to be staging events and for it to become a real destination place for locals and tourism alike.

“Events such as the market can only enhance the town and boost the economy.”

The last market took place in June and attracted thousands of visitors to the area.

The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners continental market will take place between Friday, September 10, to Sunday, September 12, on the Millennium Promenade, Whitehaven.