Thousands of people flocked to what is believed to have been Wantage's biggest ever market, to celebrate St George's Day.

The St George's Massive Market, hosted by the town's Ray Collins Charitable Trust, saw more than 50 stalls in the market place on Sunday April 24.

Fundraising champion Mr Collins, who manages Peter Ledbury electricals in Grove Street, Wantage, said proceeds would go towards the charity which aims to help those who are lonely, living in poverty, elderly or vulnerable.

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The event included a mix of food stalls, jewellery, clothes, arts and crafts activities and stalls run by community groups from Wantage.

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There was also a raffle and a fancy-dress competition for children at the market with prizes for the best St George and dragon.

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Mr Colins said that by 3.30pm many of the stalls had sold out after a sunny day.

He said he was grateful to all the volunteers and stall holders for making the event come together.

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He added: "A very special thank you to everyone who came along in their thousands and made the day so perfect. A special thank you to Wantage town council market manager Andrea Yates for all her help before and during the market.

"Finally thank you to all the trustees for working so hard to make this new event run so smoothly and be so successful."

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