A VILLAGE held a street market for the first time in more than a century.
The market was organised as part of the Tarvin Christmas Festival weekend.
Tarvin’s right to hold a market dates back to the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century.
Sir John Savage, a sheriff of Chester, was successful in securing a charter to hold a weekly market and two fairs in the village although this year’s market was the first since 1885.
The 25 colourful stalls were set up on the High Street on Friday evening and Saturday with the road being closed for the event.
To attract the crowds there were nativity performances, Waverton Handbell Ringers and Tarvin Ladies Choir. Tarvin Youth Club pitched in making Christmas hampers, donating them to Help the Aged.
Everything was on offer from handmade bags to baby gifts.
The festival also included the switch- on of Tarvin’s lights and the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival.