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Dave is now 70 and loves every minute of his market job. “I love being outdoors. I love the contact with people and the friendliness of the market — and I like solving problems,” Dave said.
And he is quick to pay tribute to his right- hand men, Chris Brotherton and Andy Wilson for their hard work and their helpful and professional ‘can do’ attitude.
Trevor Thompson, who runs The Flying Coffee Bean, with his wife, Adrienne, said: “What’s great about Driffield Market is the friendliness of the local people who are determined to support their market, and the attitude of the town team.”
He said Dave would even occasionally serve behind a stall for a few minutes to help out a
trader and his team always went the extra mile.
The teamwork and co-operation has paid off and Driffield market is almost full with 26 traders and three new businesses recently signed up.
Dave feels the ‘one line’ market policy helps. Every stall sells something different, which means locals and coach party visitors have plenty of choice.
The most unusual offering has to be Malcolm Wray’s stall. Forced out of engineering because of problems with his hands, Malcolm was looking for an outlet for his creative talents. After experimenting with writing short stories and poems, he turned his hand to painting.
“For some reason I decided to paint a scene on an old tile,” Malcolm said. Now he paints colourful scenes on old tiles and anything else that comes to hand. He specialises in commissions from people who want their animals or funny situations depicted. And after a year and a half selling his art on Driffield market, his pieces now take pride of place in homes as far afield as America, Finland, Bulgaria and Dubai.
Close by, Trevor and Adrienne Thompson run a thriving business, The Flying Coffee Bean, selling 32 different coffees, all freshly ground, local preserves, honey, cakes and biscuits, with a coffee stall where people can sample the products.
Although they have been standing Driffield
  Malcolm Wray is a former service engineer who has found fame – but not necessarily fortune – selling his unique, hand painted tiles and other objects
   Former show business couple Trevor and Adrienne Thompson, who run The Flying Coffee Bean and coffee stall, have been standing Driffield market for the past ten years selling coffee, preserves, cakes and biscuits, as well as serving fresh coffee
Phil Allerston recently began selling mainly wooden toys and games on the market to complement the online toy business he has run for 10 years
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