SILSDEN farmer Libby Ramsden was one of the winners at Skipton's first ever market for young traders yesterday (Sunday).

Held on the same day as Skipton Car Show, the event held in the canal basin was declared a great success by the town council, which put the usual artisan market on hold for the day for the youth market to take place.

The event was attended by the regional manager of the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) and Sebastian Fattorini; town mayor, Sheila Bentley, and Sarah Howsen, Skipton BID manager, judged categories: general retail, arts and crafts, and food and drink.

The winners were Libby Ramsden from The Goat Shed, Bridge House Flock, Silsden; Charlotte Lowther from Charlie's wooden crafts, and Romy Ledder from Eyes on the Fries.The special recognition award was given to Morgan Sunley, from Odin's Beard.

The qualifying traders will be invited to take part in the regional finals of the youth traders markets nationwide.

Louise Close, chief officer of Skipton Town Council, said: "Thank you to Toby, market officer, for bringing this idea to the councillors and to the for making it happen. It was a very successful day on the calendar this year."