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Must-visit Markets with a difference - Shopping for the independently-minded...

Here's a growing selection of websites, people and other fab things that, well, we think are pretty darned great!

Meet the traders who make our markets such unique shopping events. Creative, hard-working and dedicated people, we give them a grilling about the secrets of their trade...

Lynn Joslin and Jill Painter have been stalwarts of Deben Events since the early days and keep an eye out for quirkier pieces to sell.

Packed with ideas of places to visit, shop and generally chill out in our home town of Woodbridge


"We started on the vintage road in 2009 after meeting Sarah (one of the former owners of Deben Events) at a street fair. We were introduced to Deben Events and haven't looked back since.


The Galley, on Woodbridge's Market Hill, serves up a delicious slice of fine dining in delightful surroundings. Real passion and local ingredients are on the delicious menu, with the charismatic Ugur Vata cooking up a storm in his kitchens

"The atmosphere at these markets is different to the antique and collectors fairs as everyone seems to take part, whether running a stall or coming dressed up to buy or just be seen."Where clothing tends to be hot property for many of the stall holders, we prefer small furniture, garden and kitchenalia. We like old items that have been restored for a different use; sometimes painted, other times left plain."However, anything quirky will get our attention, such as a full-size taxidermy swan that sat on our stall for a while. Jill didn't like it indoors so it nested on the downstairs loo until it decided to migrate...!"

Lynn Joslin and Jill Painter

Lynn and Jill have regularly stalled out at our markets since the start.


Here's a tasty farming family whose rich organic beef and sumptuous salads make us positively drool...Mmm, yum! Farming's Fab Four

An enticing selection of shops, galleries and eateries in the beautiful setting of former maltings on the banks of the River Alde - Snape Maltings has it all.

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