Town ‘buzzing’ as Tod businesses show wares

Made in Tod annual business showcase at Todmorden Town Hall
Made in Tod annual business showcase at Todmorden Town Hall

MORE than 1,000 people took the chance to see what 33 of Todmorden’s businesses have to offer at this year’s Made In Tod event.

Held over two days at Todmorden Town Hall last weekend, organisers Todmorden Business Association were pleased with the number and variety of businesses represented and the number of visitors attending, particularly on the Saturday.

Todmorden Business Association chairman Mr Michael Uren said: “The town was buzzing on Saturday, which was an additional bonus, although the weather didn’t help on Sunday!

“We had visitors from places like Prestwich and Rawtenstall as well as lots of local people and the feedback from businesses is that they were very pleased with the organisation, the way it was set up and the numbers through the door,” he said.

While parents looked around, there were sessions run by entertainers StoryMagic and children’s book authors Roger and Diane Quick supervised some “colouring in” sessions.

Volunteers from Todmorden Rotary Club manned the door on Saturday while the 20th Todmorden scouts undertook the task on Sunday, as well as running the cafe. Mr Uren also thanked Todmorden Town Council for helping with the rental fee - crucial to the event, a major showcase for the town, being able to take place.

As well as the main hall, one of the larger committee rooms was filled with exhibitors and the council chamber became a food hall for the weekend.

Businesses encompassed all walks of life, from illustrators and portrait photographers to physiotherapy and other therapies, and from recyclables to some of the town’s heavier industry.