A new pop-up shop has arrived in the Old George Mall just in time for Christmas.

Wiltshire Makers started up in November 2020, and it is a non-profitable, community-driven business selling locals arts and crafts from Wiltshire-based artists.

In the past year they’ve also held multiple markets which have proven to be a success in St. Thomas’s Church and Michael Herbet Hall in Wilton.

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Chairwoman Claire Burden said it’s been hectic since she was handed the keys by the Old George Mall on Friday.

She said: ”It's been mad, obviously to get the keys at 6 o'clock and to open the doors the following morning at ten, there’s been a lot of effort by a lot of people to make that happen.”

Ms Burden added: "But we got there, the shop was opened by the mayor of Salisbury [Atiqul Hoque] on Saturday morning and it’s great we’ve seen a flow of people come into the shop.”

Claire also used to project manage Thirty-Six in the city centre, which sold artisan products, but was forced to shut down nearly four years ago due to Covid.

It’s been a long wait, she said, adding: “It’s been really important for us to get back into a shop environment.

“It’s been three years coming.”

The shop is currently on a six-month lease from the Old George Mall which Claire hopes gets extended.

“We’d love to stay here forever, we like this shop unit” Claire stated.