One of the most familiar faces at Horncastle’s weekly Thursday market has called time on his career - after more than 30 years.
Alan Grant ran a greetings card stall at Horncastle and Louth.
But Mr Grant has revealed he has retired and plans to spend more time with his family.
He said: “I will miss all the many people I’ve met over the 30-odd years - but I won’t miss all those early morning starts and standing out in bad weather
“I’ve had a fantastic time and Horncastle is a brilliant place with some wonderful people.
“I just hope the market survives because it is tough for a lot of traders these days.
“I’ve seen a lot of changes in the 30 years, especially recently. You can buy cards over the internet but I still think people want a traditional service.”
Mr Grant added he will also miss the friendships he’s built up with many other regular traders, although he plans to keep in touch.