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Pictures: Fun day to launch Royal Docks community market

15:45 31 July 2014

Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

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Royal Docks residents celebrated their first community market with a day of fun activities.

Shara Bennett, centre, with her mother Tracy and daughter Amber sells baby clothing at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.Shara Bennett, centre, with her mother Tracy and daughter Amber sells baby clothing at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

The four hour event, organised after users of Asta Community Hub and the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre expressed a wish for a community market, attracted hundreds to Pier Parade.

Tracy Smith, who helped organise it, said: “We’d allowed for 50 stalls but we had nearly 60 in the end, so it was a squeeze to fit them all in.

“Some people who live in the tower blocks had a table and said it gave them a chance to engage with the community.

“It went really well and the feedback we had was great.”

She added that a second market is planned for late September, with the ultimate outcome to run a regular community market in the Royal Docks area.

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