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  FEATURE • CASTLE CARY
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    At 15, Charlie Goodman helps his mum, Sarah, on the market in school holidays. She sells the wooden bread
and cheese boards she makes, and he sells the turned wooden candle holders his grandfather taught him to make
Fishmonger Paul Hart has been a big draw on Castle Cary market for the past five years
Karen and Shaun Brown who run a busy fruit and veg stall on the market haven’t missed a market day since the market was relaunched
    “I have trained in a number of therapies and have my own rooms, and now I am planning to offer hand massages on the market next month as something a little bit different,” Sue said.
Mother and son Sarah and Charlie Goodman are offering something hand- made and that little bit different on the market.
Sarah began making cheese and bread boards after her eldest son, Max, became very ill with ME and she had to find something she could do from home.
Her other son, Charlie, who is just 15, makes beautiful turned-wood candle sticks and spends his school holidays making and selling them on the market.
“My grandfather taught me when he was in the early
stages of dementia and wanted to pass on the skill to me,” said Charlie, who hopes to carve out a career as a fine furniture maker.
Angela is very pleased with the way the market has established itself with just the right mix of quality food and craft products.
But she is not resting on her laurels. Events including a children’s entertainment day are adding to the community feel of this friendly and popular market.
“We have started to get enquiries from a couple of other towns asking about how the market was set up and how it works,” said Angela.
“You want to help but I am honest that it is hard work,” she said. Hard work — but well worth all the effort, locals say.
Sue Adams sells Neal’s Yard and bee-related holistic products on the market
 FACTS & FIGURES
l Market Day: Tuesday
l Market Rent: £13 for a gazebo on the cobbles and £8 for
a table in the undercroft. Traders who don’t own one can
hire a gazebo for an additional £5
l Castle Cary’s claim to fame: a small town in rural
Somerset that grew around its weaving industry. The town supplied five players for the Devon and Somerset Wanderers cricket team that won an Olympic cricket title in 1900.
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