Shoppers get taste of France in Bourne

French mime artist Maynard Flip Flop. SG161015-119TW

French mime artist Maynard Flip Flop. SG161015-119TW

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It was a case of Viva la Bourne when shoppers visiting the town were given a taste of France.

Around 14 traders set up a French market outside Bourne Corn Exchange on Friday.

Olivier and Adeline serve cheeses. SG161015-122TW

Olivier and Adeline serve cheeses. SG161015-122TW

The market was a special October promotion by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) with foods, fashion and other goods from across the English Channel set up on colourful stalls.

Coun Linda Wootton, portfolio holder for arts, leisure and culture at SKDC, said the aim of the event was to give shoppers something different in Bourne and attract shoppers from around the district to the town on non-market days.

She said: “It was pleasing to see healthy crowds on Friday enjoy the French market.

“Shoppers enjoyed an excellent selection of French fare and were given an air of authenticity, with the addition of an accordion player and a mime artist.”

A taste of France served up by Francky's takeaway. SG161015-123TW

A taste of France served up by Francky's takeaway. SG161015-123TW

As well as a selection of French goods on sale, there was also family entertainment.

French mime artist Maynard Flip Flop was handing out balloons and accordionist Jonny Kerry added to the French atmosphere by playing music.