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New online films show why Barking Market is booming

PUBLISHED: 16:57 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 19 May 2017

Barking Market offers a colourful array of goods for sale. Picture: LBBD

Barking Market offers a colourful array of goods for sale. Picture: LBBD

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Barking Market is booming and that’s official.

Abo Diop sells sportwear at the market. Picture: LBBDAbo Diop sells sportwear at the market. Picture: LBBD

The array of diverse, vibrant and colourful stalls is attracting more shoppers than ever with the number of permanent traders increasing by more than 10 per cent in the last year.

To celebrate the good news Barking and Dagenham Council have released a serious of short films online that promote the market worldwide.

The clips feature interviews with traders who explain why they enjoy selling their wares at the market which is at the heart of the community.

Jonathon Toy, the council’s operational Director for Enforcement Services, said: “Barking Market, just like the borough itself, is booming. There is a real buzz there now and a lot of the vibrancy is due to the range of retailers.

Scot Hodges runs a slush drinks machine stall. Picture: LBBDScot Hodges runs a slush drinks machine stall. Picture: LBBD

“These clips show why Barking Market has something for everyone and we are proud that it is east London’s eclectic choice for shoppers this side of Tower Bridge.”

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