Alnwick Markets manager steps down from her role

Dawn Watts is stepping down from Alnwick Markets.
Dawn Watts is stepping down from Alnwick Markets.

Alnwick Markets manager Dawn Watts is stepping down from her role after three-and-a-half years in the post.

She will be going out with a bang this weekend, as the town holds a busy Easter market.

Tomorrow, the monthly farmer’s market will be supplemented by family entertainment, live music and a basketry demonstration by craft expert Anna Turnbull, of Lowick-based Biteabout Arts.

The Market Place will also play host to the Christians Together Good Friday act of witness at noon.

The Easter market will be held on Saturday, with an array of stalls and family fun.

Dawn said: “The Easter market is a great way to say goodbye. We are expecting 40 stalls and pitches on Saturday.

“As well as our regular food, craft and clothing producers, there will be confectionery treats for those with a sweet tooth and hot-food stands on both days, as well as a full programme of music and family fun on Friday and Saturday.”

Under Dawn’s leadership, Alnwick Markets introduced the Taste of the North weekend and took on the hosting of Alnwick Food Festival.

Graeme Nicholson has taken on the role of acting markets manager while an open recruitment process is taking place to find a successor.

For details and to apply, contact Philip Angier by emailing chair@local-living.org.uk or calling 07894 402766. The closing date for applications is April 13.