DODGY goods and cheeky banter was the order of the day at Crewe Market as 'Del Boy' Trotter turned up on Saturday.
Famous for catch-phrases such as 'lovely jubbly', 'cushty' and 'plonker', the loveable wheeler-dealer from BBC hot comedy Only Fools and Horses is only fictional, but award-winning look-a-like Maurice Canham played the part magnificently, entertaining shoppers and traders alike.
The visit of the David Jason character marked the first in a series of monthly Crewe Market promotions, which will continue throughout the summer on the first Saturday of each month.
Assistant market manager Peter Andrews, said: 'Maurice was hugely entertaining and even made many of the Polish community laugh, most of whom would never have heard of Del Boy.
'He brought with him a coat full of tricks, trying to sell dodgy stuff and giving change in money that had his own face printed on it.
'Next month we will have a band playing and Radio Stoke will be involved. All markets need that boost, the customers like promotions and the traders are glad of the help that might increase sales.'
Cllr John Hammond, portfolio holder for the local environment, added: 'It's always well worth a visit to our local markets, even more so this summer as a whole host of family entertainment has been planned.
'As well as being good value, the markets trade fresh and varied produce, with most items being readily available. The traders themselves love to chat and will happily advise you about your purchases - contrasting to an impersonal visit to the super market.'