Since the last market in December there have been various meetings and at the recent AGM, held in Pendleton Village Hall, Elizabeth Backhouse, Chairman, congratulated market member Flossie Rowbottom on her thirty one years of office as secretary. Her decision to retire from the post was reluctantly accepted and Francine Critchley was warmly welcomed as the new secretary. Flossie’s contribution was also recognised at County level with Lancashire Country Markets chairman Jim Pawson presenting her with a bouquet of flowers and sincerely thanking her for her dedication to the role.
Over the years Flossie has been an active member of the Tuesday morning market, supplying a gorgeous array of hand painted silk scarves and craft items as well as supporting the committee with her excellent administrative skills. Although she has retired as secretary she will still be helping out on a Tuesday morning when she can.