Video: Shrove Tuesday market in Ilkeston

Free pancakes proved to be a crowd-pleaser at a shrove Tuesday market held in Ilkeston.

The speciality market, held on Tuesday, saw an array of stalls, selling homemade pies, cheese and bread . There was also handcrafted jewellery, crafts and clothing.

Kim Dearing from Oooh la laa prepares pancakes at the Ilkeston's first speciality market.

Kim Dearing from Oooh la laa prepares pancakes at the Ilkeston's first speciality market.

Free pancakes and oatcakes were served up by Matlock based company Ooh La La, funded by Erewash Borough Council which organised the event. Queues stretched down Bath Street and people could choose from a range of tasty fillings.

This is the first market of its kind to be held on a Tuesday in the town and it is hoped that more will follow.

The event boasted around 20 stalls and also included street entertainment and a flea circus.

Cllr Geoffrey Smith, the council’s lead member for regeneration and planning, said: “The speciality market is about attracting more people into the town centre to support both the stallholders and the shops in Ilkeston.”