Saturday 15 April 2023

MARKET traders in Beverley have been paying tribute to one of Saturday Market’s real characters – Ian Jefferson, of Jefferson’s Fruit and Vegetables, who sadly died on Tuesday.

Ian, known as Jaffa (pictured above in checked shirt), had been a well-known stall-holder on Saturday Market for many years and in announcing his passing, the market’s Facebook page said: “Ian has left an imprint on the hearts of many. Ian and his family have been a huge part of our market for many many years.”

The post continued: “Not only was he always full of smiles to customers, a close friend to our traders but he was an excellent boss and mentor to the many young people who had a Saturday job on the stall.” Customers were invited to leave cards of condolence for Ian’s family on the stall today.

HUMBERSIDE Police’s flagship Lifestyle project for 2023 launched this week, with details going out online and packs sent out to Neighbourhood Policing Teams for them to be delivered to schools across the force area. You can find out more and register a team by visiting

THE FINAL fund-raising event of the East Yorkshire to East Turkey Earthquake Appeal, launched by Beverley restaurateur Ali Tekce, takes place tomorrow afternoon in Wednesday Market. The “Toys For Turkey” street party launches at 12 noon and continues until 6pm, promising a fun-filled day with street entertainment, fun activities, food and craft stalls and live music.

All funds raised will go to the children left displaced in Turkey following the devastating earthquakes in early March.