MORE than 50 local businesses displayed their products and services at Saturday's Weavers Market in Trowbridge.

Organisers say they are running out of space and are exploring their options to expand the market space.

Cllr Stewart Palmen, leader of Trowbridge Town Council and chairman of the organisers, said: "We had 54 stalls booked for Saturday - which was a record - and are already taking bookings for the next two markets on November 13 and December 11.

"We are thinking about opening up one of the empty shops so that stalls can go inside. We are talking about rents with one or two landlords who are interested."

Cllr Palmen says organisers conducted a footfall count on Saturday found that 1,000 people passed through Fore Street in a one-hour period.

"That is much higher than the 400 we counted previously on a non-market day and shows the Weavers Market is bringing people into the town centre."

Dan Hartsmith, 29, from Broadmead, Trowbridge, took a stall for his prints business Holland Road and says the market is travelling in the right direction.

"I am very happy with the market and direction that they are going. The footfall is much higher now than earlier in the year."

He launched his business part-time last October but has started taking it more seriously since June.

He sells vintage and inspired prints, including advertising, wartime propaganda, and natural history subjects.

One of those who has booked for November and December is Harrie Roche, 25, from Willow Bank, Chippenham.

She was selling candles and wax mounts and says: "It was our first market, but it was really nice. People don't want to spend too much in October and it's not close enough to Christmas."