People of West Cumbria are brought together each month by Egremont's "lovely" market, and organisers want to invite even more visitors to come along.

Since being set up 15 years ago, the Egremont Farmers, Craft and Fairtrade Market has played host to stalls selling homemade pieces and plenty of local produce, as well as countless mornings of chats and good times.

The market committee is passionate about getting people together, and so use their own money to fund a Muncaster Microbus, which picks up the elderly and disabled along the coast who would be otherwise unable to attend the market.

If the stalls of meats, cakes, herbs and more weren't enough, entertainment is also provided at the market, which takes place on the third Friday of each month, with Harps North West playing from 10am-11am at this month's market, and local schools and groups playing from 11am-12pm.

On Friday, September 20, the market, based in Egremont Market Hall, will welcome Keekle WI, who will be selling refreshments along with their homemade cakes, jams, and more, raising money for their group.

And Hospice at Home also enjoy the monthly get-together, and have raised over £2,500 to fund their work in the last year by selling refreshments at the market.

Egremont market committee want to raise awareness of the great work the mornings do, and feel the market deserves to be praised.

"I want to shout about it," committee Chair, Helen Shipton-Smith, said. "The main thing the market offers is a place for the community to come together, meet friends for coffee, sit and listen to music, and just enjoy the morning."

She continued: "It gives shoppers the chance to buy something different, mething they can't get in the supermarket.

"I think the market's a real West Cumbrian success story – there's nothing really like it in the area, and we just want to highlight it to people and let them know that it's there, and it's lovely!"

For more information, or to become a member of the committee (as the team are always looking for new helping hands), visit Egremont Farmers, Craft and Fairtrade Market's Facebook page.