Penkridge Market welcomed some very famous guests on Saturday (4th July) as Ashley and Kirk (actors Steven Arnold and Andrew Whyment) from Coronation Street paid a very special visit to the Market. The stars were there to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Market’s resident Butchers, D&R Meats, who have been trading since 1985.

Ashley and Kirk, who famously ran the Butchers on the hit soap, were very busy on the day, serving customers and posing for photographs. The two actors certainly pulled in the crowds, with the owners having to bring in an extra refrigerated lorry of meat to cope with demand.

Ashley  Kirk (Steven Arnold  Andrew Whyment)Founder of the company, David Davis said:
“We were obviously thrilled to have Ashley and Kirk helping us on the store and the customers absolutely loved it. The anniversary was a huge milestone for us and we just wanted to do something to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported us over the last 30 years.”

The company now runs one of the largest auction fleets in the country, attending various Markets including Penkridge Market every Wednesday and Saturday.

Matt Williams, Manager of Penkridge Market said:
“We were delighted when D&R Meats told us that they wanted to run this event and want to congratulate them on their 30th anniversary. They have been coming to the Market for nearly 5 years now and our customers only ever have good things to say about them. I think it’s a combination of the quality of the meat, the fantastic prices and the friendliness of their staff that make them so popular.”

If you would like to find out more about D&R Meats their website address is or you can visit them at Penkridge Market every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year.

Penkridge Market is situated in the centre of Penkridge, and is signposted off the A449. It is easily accessible from Junction 12 of the M6 and is only 6 miles from Stafford; 7 miles from Cannock and 10 miles from Wolverhampton (postcode ST19 5AP). Admission and parking is free.

For further information please telephone 01785 714221 or log onto the website