RADCLIFFE Market has welcomed three new traders.

The market hall is now home to a new barbershop, bakery and a paint-your-own-pottery stall. The trio of traders have all set up shop in the weeks since the hall reopened in July.

Rob Grant, marketing director at Radcliffe Market, said: “The traditional market hall element of the organisation is key to what we are trying to achieve in Radcliffe, and these three new traders are already adding vibrancy to the space and attracting new customers.”

First to open was Guilty Barber Club, run by 35-year-old Radcliffe resident Dan Couser.

It offers a full range of barber’s services and also sells its own range of products.

Mr Couser has been in the industry for three years and first worked in hairdressers’ salons before opening his own shop in Dumers Lane.

He decided to join the market after visiting as a customer and enjoying the strong sense of community among traders and shoppers.

The shop is open on market days and Mr Couser is working on plans to open late for customers after work hours.

Also hoping to raise to the occasion is new bakery Lo.So.Do..

The stall is run by 27-year-old Lorna Black and specialises in sourdough loaves, alongside bagels, croissants and cinnamon rolls ­— all made with no additives.

Ms Black previously worked as a freelance TV costume supervisor. But during lockdown she rediscovered her childhood hobby of baking and decided to make a business out of her passion.

The third stall to join the mix is Paint a Pot Radcliffe. The family-run arts and crafts company has been keeping children and their parents entertained with fun-filled activities for the last three years.

Post lockdown, however, Paint a Pot owner Natasha Smith has decided to relocate to a bigger space in the market.

Ms Smith is planning to use the larger premises to host a range of activities in a coronavirus safe environment.

These will include: toddler days and birthday parties, slime making, ceramic painting, build-a-bear and events for the elderly.