New market barber for Honiton

09:31 09 May 2014

Street barber Paul Tremonti with the mayor of Honiton, Cllr David Foster, and town crier Dave Retter.

Street barber Paul Tremonti with the mayor of Honiton, Cllr David Foster, and town crier Dave Retter.


Honiton’s street market has welcomed a ‘unique’ addition to its regular Saturday traders - a barber who is offering hair cuts at a snip.

Paul Tremonti, also known as The Market Barber, is fast becoming a popular feature on the Saturday market - attracting plenty of interest from passers-by. He is believed to be one of the only market barbers in the South West.

“It has been brilliant. Everyone has said what a great idea this is,” says Paul, who lives in Ilminster. “As long as there is footfall I am going to get people sitting in the chair.”

Paul was previously in the entertainment business before taking up hairdressing and then moving across to barbering.

He added: “I love being my own boss. I had people queuing on my first day of trading.”

The Mayor of Honiton, Councillor David Foster, and town crier Dave Retter, stopped by to give Paul a warm welcome to the town.

Cllr Foster said: “What a brilliant and unique addition to our market as we look forward to the summer trading months.

“I am sure the market will grow bigger and I encourage the local community to come down and see what traders have to offer to our wonderful market tradtion, which is strong in the town.”

Honiton’s street market runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:26
Trustees who prepared the breakfast (l to r)  Simon card, Wendy Mills, Helen Maynard, Margaret Nicholson, Albert Nicholson, Eve Deanus and Carol Rapley.

Colyford’s Big Breakfast raises cash for defibrillator

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00
The manager of TRIP Community Transport, Neil Hurlock.

The money will be put towards the purchase of a new wheelchair-accessible bus, which the charity has been steadily fundraising for.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:59
Molly Raison

Molly instructs mourners to ‘wear something bright’ at her funeral!

Read more
Thu, 14:59
The patio outside a house at Farway

Cornell Construction commended for transforming an outdoor space into ‘something special’

Read more
Thu, 12:10

The incident happened near Hembury Fort at 10.40am.

Read more
Thu, 11:50
Chef Peter Gorton presents an award to Ellen Streatfeild, Wendy Williams, Helen Brandom and Jacqui Thomas. Picture by Steven Haywood

The meat producer fought off stiff competition to land two wins in the 2015 Taste of the West Product Awards.

Read more
Thu, 06:59
Young carer Lydia Hartnell

Axminster teenager featured in Youtube film

Read more
Wed, 17:30
Mary Bolshaw, chairman of Honiton Hospiscare Support Group, with Joyce Yates, Janet Tierney and Julie Courtney who won at a recent cake bake off competition. Ref mhh 0963-41-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Organisers of the event say they had hoped for a bigger turnout on the day, but were still pleased to have raised £200.

Read more
Wed, 11:35
Chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce, Colin Wright.

The group is hoping to raise in the region of £1,400 by the beginning of next month.

Read more
Wed, 09:23
Anne celebrated her birthday in style.

A Honiton woman who possesses a rich vein of farming history has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Find planning applications