Pip is big­ger and bet­ter than ever!

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

THE hugely pop­u­lar Or­ange Pip Mar­ket re­turned once again at the week­end – and this time it was big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

This month’s in­stal­ment of the mar­ket hosted 44 food stalls along­side a range of artists, mu­si­cians and the re­turn of Car Boot Disco Bingo, which is a cross between bingo and a dance les­son with prizes bought at car boot sales handed to the win­ners.

Fol­low­ing last month’s Sum­mer Special on Cen­tre Square in Mid­dles­brough, the event re­turned to Baker and Bed­ford Street on Satur­day and stretched out on to Al­bert Road for the first time.

It has be­come some­thing of a vic­tim of its own suc­cess, re­sult­ing in packed streets and ac­cess dif­fi­cul­ties for wheel­chairs, bug­gies and mo­bil­ity scoot­ers. The stretch of Al­bert Road between Bor­ough Road and Grange Road was closed, with traf­fic rerouted via Grange Road on to Linthorpe Road in or­der to cope with the crowds the mar­ket brings in.

Cllr Char­lie Rooney, Mid­dles­brough Coun­cil’s Ex­ec­u­tive Mem­ber for City Cen­tre Strat­egy, said: “Or­ange Pip Mar­ket keeps go­ing from strength to strength and ex­pand­ing on to Al­bert Road couldn’t be a clearer sign of its in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity.

“It’s also worth re­mem­ber­ing Or­ange Pip isn’t just a great day out for thou­sands of peo­ple, it is also con­tribut­ing mas­sively to the lo­cal econ­omy and chang­ing per­cep­tions about Mid­dles­brough.”

Crowds packed the Or­ange PIp Mar­ket

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