LYMINGTON market stalwart Steve Sanghera marked half a century of trading with a presentation from the town council.
Steve, from Romsey, started working there when he was just 18 years old and marked his 50th anniversary last month – making him the longest serving stallholder at the market, which dates back to the 13th century.
Steve, who runs a popular women’s clothes stall close to the Angel Courtyard, was presented with an engraved town council plaque by Lymington mayor Cllr Anne Corbridge and market sub-committee chairman Cllr Barry Dunning.
Cllr Corbridge said: “Steve was thrilled to receive the plaque and honoured to be recognised in such a way. I believe he is now our longest standing stall holder on the market.
“We really appreciate the tremendous loyalty of our regular stall holders and it’s nice to be able to celebrate them in this way.”