Snap happy! We capture all the festive fun with the traders at Chichester’s Christmas market


There has been a real festive buzz in Chichester this week largely thanks to the traders who have been selling their goods at the annual Christmas Market.

We’ve been enamoured by just how jolly both stall holders and customers have been at this the ninth annual market, taking place until Sunday, on East Street and North Street.

So, following on from our feature yesterday looking at traders and their stalls, we’re bringing you a gallery of some of the folk spreading some yuletide cheer as they go about their business.

Our main picture shows Julia Tanner at her eye-catching art stall — a great way to kick of the rest of our pictures…

Chixmas32Lynn Bishop is all smiles at the Fantastic Fudge Co

Chixmas31Fantastic cards available from Matthew Compton at Cardology

Chixmas28Check out the retro cards at Nigel Crook’s Time for the signs stall

Glass artist Phil Waters who, along with wife Claire, has a stall full of intriguing gifts

Tim Bulbeck at his stall for Measure for Measure candle-based Xmas products

Patrick le Mesurier from le Mesurier gourmet condiments

Simon Scantlebury has seen brisk trade in hampers and treats

Pendants for sale by Caroline Dyke from Blissimore Designs

Katrina Bolton with some of her Spotted Xmas lighting goods

Chixmas16Michael Forrester, author, shows off two of his books

Chixmas14Mark Parham doing sells one of his Captain Pop Pop’s candel-powered steamboats

Chixmas12Andy Goss with some of his Valente natural skin care products

Chixmas11Gabriella Brown selling quirky pet art at Humble Brown

Chixmas9Julie Fisher is all smiles at Brain Tumour Research stall

Chixmas7Keith Menear of Menear Ceramics, made at Amberley Museum

Chixmas33Festive cheer at M&B Broomfield enamel jewellery

Val Williams who, along with husband Byron, runs at Valby Quilted Memo Board

Barbara Roe at Ted’s Garden stall 

Tim Cole at the Magic of Mushrooms stall

Chixmas6Adan and Anne Bland, who along with Adam, runs Bland’s Cider

ChixmasGloria Robinson full of laughs at Tawny Nurseries stall

Chixmas13Tasty treats from Julian Pay at Candy Carnival Fudge