Sheffield market is transformed back to the days of old

The Knights in Battle Medival Society put on a display on how an ancient market would look
The Knights in Battle Medival Society put on a display on how an ancient market would look
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Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the fun and entertainment as a Sheffield’s Moor shopping street was transformed into a Village Fete.

The annual event took place at the weekend and was themed around historic markets to celebrate work starting on the new £16 million Sheffield Market building on the Moor.

Attractions included ‘food-themed poetry open mic’ with compere Matt Black, children’s activities, Punch and Judy, Medieval kitchen, apple pressing, blind jam tasting and more.

Sandra Barley, The Moor centre liaison manager, said: “This year’s event was fantastic and had such a great feel about it.

“Retail trade was up and the turnout was great.”

The Village Fete on The Moor was organised in conjunction with Art In The Park.

Other attractions during the event were performances by morris men, a brass band, coconut shy, hook-a-duck and face painting. The Village Fete is one of several special events held on The Moor each year.

The next is Fright Night’s Little Brother, on Tuesday, October 30, which is especially designed to appeal to younger children and complement Fright Night - the UK’s largest Halloween party.

And on Tuesday, November 20, there will be music, street performances and children’s activities to coincide with Sheffield’s Christmas Lights Switch-On.

Events earlier this year include a screening of Sound It Out, a documentary about old record shops, and last month the street hosted Classics on The Moor.

The event is one of Sheffield city centre’s most popular attractions and hosts hundreds of vintage, rare and unusual vehicles.