Public invited to leave flowers and tributes in memory of popular market trader

Members of the public are being invited to leave flowers and messages in Louth’s Market Place tomorrow (Tuesday), in memory of a well-known market stall holder who died last month.
Mick Edwards (right) with his nephew and colleague Mark Loughran at their market stall last summer, alongside ELDC leader Craig Leyland.Mick Edwards (right) with his nephew and colleague Mark Loughran at their market stall last summer, alongside ELDC leader Craig Leyland.
Mick Edwards (right) with his nephew and colleague Mark Loughran at their market stall last summer, alongside ELDC leader Craig Leyland.

Mick Edwards, also known as Mickey, passed away on March 31 - just months after retiring from the popular Mick and Mark’s Low Fat Sausages stall which he ran alongside his nephew, Mark Loughran.

Mick was a familiar face at Louth and Horncastle’s markets, and Mark revealed that his uncle had ‘loved every minute’ of being involved.

Just last summer, their stall was announced as the winner of the ‘Favourite Market Trader Award 2019’ following a public vote, as part of the prestigious East Lindsey Business Awards.

Mark’s statement, published on their business’ Facebook page earlier this month, said: “It is with a heavy heart I announce The untimely death of Mickey Edwards. The little man with a huge heart.

“I know for certain he loved every minute of being on the markets. He was a real people person. He said to me one day “they’re not just customers are they Mark... they’re all our friends. RIP Mick. I will miss you dearly.”

At the time of going to press, Mark’s heartfelt statement has received more than 970 reactions, and over 650 comments paying tribute to his much-loved uncle.

Mick’s funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) and members of the public are being invited to leave flowers and messages on the bench outside the NatWest bank in Louth.

This afternoon, Naomi Leckenby‎ posted on social media: “Tomorrow is the Lovely Mick’s funeral.

“If anyone would like to lay any tributes to him, there will be a photograph and message on the bench outside NatWest in Louth, near where Mick and Mark’s market stall was.

“Please feel free to leave flowers or messages, observing the current social distancing rules.

“I will be responsible for cleaning it all up, and passing anything on to the family.

“Sleep well Mickey Edwards! You were a truly lovely bloke. xx”