Romsey is one of our our newest locations, establishing itself in 2019 as one of our most popular markets. This market sold out several times in our first season. Now established and already welcomed by the Romsey residents, we look for continued success in 2021. If our 2021 markets at Romsey perform as well as our 2019 and 2020 markets, we have found a real gem and stall holders can not fail to be more than satisfied.
Romsey is one of the principal towns in the Test Valley Borough and lies on the River Test. Romsey Abbey is a real tourist destination with a wonderful parkland surround being utilised by both the local community and local residents. The Town hall is close to the centre of the town and adjacent to the entrance to the very popular destination of Romsey Abbey. To the front of the hall is the newly pedestrianised area of central Romsey with several cafes having seating just across from the building, a perfect area for people to meet, chat and then proceed into our market. Many tourist coaches arrive in Romsey especially during the summer months. The Saturday market now uses the pedestrianised area in front of the hall, bringing yet more people to this end of the town.
With a centrally located hall and the Mynt Image active marketing techniques on the day itself, we believe that this is a tremendous new venue for Mynt Image . We have already achieved footfalls of over 600 in 2019. The hall we are using, is located on the Gound and 2nd floor, Mynt Image staff being available to help take materials up to the 2nd floor at the beginning of the day. We have found the 2nd floor location to be advantageous as once up the stairs, many customers stay for a long time, and spend good sums of money. With our active marketing techniques we have found that few members of the public/customers are put off by the 2nd floor location. Spaces in the smaller ground floor hall are reserved for those with mobility difficulties or what we consider to be heavy products.
After just a few events at this location we already have high hopes and expectations for this market. The local community seem to have already embraced a quality Craft and Gift market in their midst and we have had many inspiring discussions with local residents and councillors. With the many tourists visiting Romsey each year we believe that this market will be especially good in the summer months and in the Christmas season.