A VINTAGE market full of hidden gems and timeless treasures will bow out with a must-visit final sale.

Organisers promised "something for everyone" when the second Manningtree Vintage and Collectables market began in May.

They have delivered, with dozens of traders pedalling a range of beautiful and collectable treasures.

The market is held in South Street and inside the Masonic Hall, opposite the Red Lion, on the first Saturday of every month.

A market spokesman said: "The vintage market has been a definite boost for the town.

"With new visitors on market days, the word spreads and now, as a result of the success of the market, we have our newly opened Manningtree Emporium on the business estate.

"We now have a destinations for shoppers and dealers to come to, with the market now housing 45 traders, the emporium, Re Stour Antiques, a vintage clothes shop.

"In the second year, we have a waiting list.

"The market is gaining a reputation as a very beautiful and fun location to buy and sell from."

Business owner Ken Hewitt, of Quirky Old Stuff, runs the new emporium, which hosts a total of 37 antiques and vintage dealers.

The traders were all drawn to the business as a result of connections forged at Manningtree's vintage market.

The emporium is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and on Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am to 4pm.

This year's final market will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 9am until 3pm.