Hold on to your baps, it’s windy!

Rob Whellams, of Belvoir Bakery, had to hold on to his baps at Tuesday's market in Spalding. SG310315-105TW
Rob Whellams, of Belvoir Bakery, had to hold on to his baps at Tuesday's market in Spalding. SG310315-105TW
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Only the brave market traders and shoppers turned out this week when high winds swept South Holland.

In Spalding only a few stallholders turned up for the weekly Tuesday market.

Dennis Hannant, town centre manager, said South Holland District Council removed some of the empty stalls for the safety of shoppers. He said: “I saw one stall lift about six inches off the ground.”

The rest were left holding onto their baps and produce and making the most of the day, with the fruit stall near the Pied Calf pub being one of the “last men standing”.

The Met Office had given a yellow weather warning for most of the country with winds expected to die down on Tuesday evening.

A spokesman for South Holland District Council said action was taken to make the market safe.

He said: “Our district warden was down at the market in Spalding on Tuesday and helped to remove sheets and boards from the stands that were not being used.

“Conditions were extremely difficult for traders, but we are not aware of any incidents or damage occurring.

“We expect Saturday’s market to go ahead as usual.”