Artist Connie, 7, a big hit at market

A seven-year-old budding artist became the youngest stall holder at Banham country market when she had some of her drawings for sale on Saturday.Connie Peel, who goes to Kenninghall Primary School, had been wanting to help her mum at the market for months and was thrilled when her wish finally came true.

A seven-year-old budding artist became the youngest stall holder at Banham country market when she had some of her drawings for sale on Saturday.

Connie Peel, who goes to Kenninghall Primary School, had been wanting to help her mum at the market for months and was thrilled when her wish finally came true. She was so excited she was up and ready at 6am, and raring to go.

Mum Jill said: “I have to admire

her entrepreneurial skills - she


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has been pestering me for some time

to share my stained-glass stall with her.

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“She has been busy sketching pictures of famous people such

as Churchill, Tony Blair and Mika

so I thought, I already have the

table booked, what have we got to

lose?

“It was amazing. People were queuing to get their portraits done. She had her first customer

at 9.15 and she stopped drawing

at 12.30. In that time she managed

to produce just under 30 portraits, all of different people and all with their own individual style. She made

£8.40.

“It was a pleasure to share my stall with her and I was delighted with her success. I hope she will come with me again to the market!” Connie added “I enjoyed myself very

much and was very proud of my pictures.”

One customer, Kathy Scott, from Roydon, said: “I'm going to treasure my portrait, because one

day when Connie is a famous artist, I think it will be worth a lot of

money!”

The next Banham country market

is Saturday, August 2 from 9am-1pm

at the village community

centre.

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