Scenic Haverhill postcards designed by local community artists, will be gifted by town market traders to shoppers, thanking them for their support in a challenging year.
The market, run by West Suffolk Council, has worked with the Artistic License group set up by Haverhill Town Council, to create four town postcards depicting Haverhill over the years.
One drawing by Chris James shows the town market, while Sasha’s Studios Photography has two postcards – one of Queen Street and another of Boots and the High Street both from around the beginning of the last century. The final postcard by Russ Bennett, of Samuel Ward Academy, shows a selection of eight images of the town. All four postcard will be handed out by traders between now and Christmas.
Sara Marsh, from Artist License, said: “The group was delighted to support this project. We encourage people to express themselves through art forms as a way of coping with all the horrible things that 2020 has chucked at us. It has been a difficult year for everyone although it is great to see that our market has actually grown with new traders having joined. We hope the postcards will either serve as a nice keepsake or be sent to loved ones at Christmas just to let them know they are loved and cared for.”
John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council, said: “It has been a challenging year for everyone but in spite of this, the market in Haverhill has grown, and we, and the traders, wanted to find some small way of thanking those shoppers who come, not just to support the market, but also the rest of the town centre businesses. It has been great to have worked with the Artistic License group and we look forward to collaborating with them again as we look forward to a better year ahead.”