Shoppers flock to stalls showing products and services

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WITH everything from advice on family support services, home improvements and even how to learn to play a new instrument, Sheffield’s Meet The Experts event was a hit with city centre shoppers.

Around two dozen stalls were set up on Fargate attracting interest from scores of passers-by.

One of the most colourful was Millington Music, from Charter Square, which had a display of instruments such as guitars, a saxophone and keyboard. Owner John Millington said: “I’ve spoken to people who haven’t played music before, those wanting to buy new strings for their guitar and some who wanted to have a go on the different instruments.”

Penny Wightwick, of Sheffield Information Link, a family support group, said: “We aimed to promote our services which support families with children and young people. We were also asking the public to sign our petition against the council cutting our funding.”

Meanwhile, Helen Hall and Carolyn Slaughter were promoting Loxley Park retirement village, built on the site of the old Loxley Forge.

Other stalls included Sheffield market traders, Everest windows - and people also had the chance to pick up a copy of The Star.