The September Ashton Artisan once again hosted a variety of stalls but another attraction was some strange characters indeed as Hyde Fundraisers brought along a host of strange characters to entertain shoppers. The group were making their second appearance for Tameside Markets with sculptor Ray Phillips based in the Market Hall showcasing live sculpting.

Meanwhile mingling with shoppers could be found The Silence, Davros and Judoon from Dr Who. Patrolling the stalls were the Federation Troopers from Blakes 7, Captain America popped along  and the resident Stormtrooper from Rewind Collectables also joined the fun.  Causing mayhem The Joker from The Dark Knight toured the town under the watchful gaze of Batman.