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New Manager

A new year and a new start. We would like to thank Gary for his years of service and wish him all the best. We welcome our new manager Andy who is taking over the leadership of the Market and Carboot sales. We hope to see you all in the new year.


We are not Closing!

Its not Windy its Sunday. Well, thank you very much February…… for nothing! What a horrible month! West Sussex has definitely had to bear the brunt of some of the most awful weather, Storm Ciara? Storm Dennis? Why oh why do we name them and give them some sort of dignity?  Maybe we could just go from January to March...


January Blues

January Blues Well here we are, very nearly at the end of January, the bustle of the Christmas festivities seems ages ago now and the New Year resolutions in the main have been tried and failed for most of us. The sales have ended and the only Amazon you want to visit is the one Richard Attenborough talks about!  So...



So here it is, Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun! Those are the immortal words sung by Mr Noddy Holder, that every year since 1973 seem to kick start the festive season for many of us, on or around the start of December. The lovely Christmassy thoughts that are running through our minds at that time are that it is a...


Tony F&V R.I.P.

A beautiful sunny day today but also a very sad sad day as we have said goodbye to one of our longest serving traders at Ford Market and also at the Chichester Wednesday & Saturday Markets. Tony's legendary puns about squeezing fruit etc, when calling out his latest bargain's,...


Spam Heads

After receiving a text message from my bank stating that they would never send me an e-mail, I started to wonder just who it is that sends those annoying SPAM mails? You know those ‘I want to be your friend’ ones or the ‘win a voucher’ for your local supermarket. Is it the pale, pimpled faced youngster sat in...


C Time

This October has been a strange one for stall holders and trading in general! Normally we have to cope with the blustery gusts and gales during this month strapping down the gazebo’s etc and stock items or anything that could take off to be blown into a field, but it has turned out be just a little soggy! Loads...



How are we in late September already? This year has seriously gone whizzing by at a tremendous pace, surely it was only Easter just a few weeks ago? But moaning aside, I really quite like this season change from shorts to trousers, new spuds to old, putting the lawnmower away and the hopeful possibility of that Indian summer that...


Food for thought

After listening to a chat on Spirit FM radio the other morning, where someone had mentioned the humble sandwich and its origins being credited, probably to the Earl of Sandwich, who didn’t want to leave the table whilst playing cards to have his meal. I began to wonder if there were any produce, dishes, meals, or snacks that had...



August Bank Holiday Monday After a somewhat dull & soggy day last July 2018 the SADCASE Classic car club were forced into cancelling their main show of the year that is held on the Recreation Ground in Storrington, West Sussex. After hearing this through our own car mad landowner, we at Ford Airfield came to the rescue offering the use of...


School's out for Summer

The School Summer holidays used to be longer and warmer when we were young! I remember my Mum saying this and now find myself saying the very same thing :) and suppose our kids will say the same thing to their children in the years to come. Mind you, last summer’s kids will have a point with those record-breaking temperatures. Then...


One Of Our Own

This week we have said a sad goodbye to Alan. He has been a trader with us on Ford Market for over 30 years selling his plants and shrubs and also at Chichester Market on a Wednesday and Saturday. A popular man with both his fellow traders and customers alike, he always had a kind word and a smile for...