A year has passed since I was last at Freeman Street Indoor Market in Grimsby and Sean McGarel and the team have continued the good work they have done since the site was renovated. The surrounding area is currently under development and hundreds of flats that surround the market have recently been evacuated and boarded…

The history of how Stafford became a market town is a little unclear. Throughout Medieval times, the county town of Staffordshire, which is situated in the West Midlands between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on- Trent was important for the trading of wool and cloth. Market History Weekly markets took place on Saturday on the Market Square and…

Wolverhampton market has recently undergone quite a transformation. Following a substantial regeneration programme, the indoor and outdoor markets have become one. There has been a market in Wolverhampton for around 800 years, with a royal charter being granted by King Henry III in 1254 to hold one each Wednesday. The city prospered and became well…

Romford market is steeped in tradition and a market has been held in the east London town for over 750 years. The market is owned and operated by the London Borough of Havering and as part of a Town Centre Development programme, the council have invested £2.6m, a large proportion of which will go specifically…

The market town of Skipton has had a Royal Charter since 1203 to operate a market along the high street. Over 800 years later the market is still going strong. Kirsty Flatt went to meet those behind its success. Skipton has just been voted the second best Market Town in England, by the Times, just…

St Albans market has had a Royal charter since 1553 although documentation goes back to the 9th century. The cathedral city is on the London commuter belt of Hertfordshire, situated approximately twenty miles away from the capital, between Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead. The market runs the length of St Peters Street on a Wednesday and…

New Watford Market New Watford Market is a gated, covered market, situated under the flyover on Watford House Lane. It is believed that in the 12th Century, the Abbot of St Albans was granted a charter by King Henry I to hold a weekly market in Watford following pressure from the locals. The new market…

Between 30 November and 03 January, the riverside stretching from More London (By HMS Belfast) Hay’s Galleria, London Bridge City Pier to London Bridge City, came alive with over 100 log cabins, twinkling with Christmas lights. The area, from The Scoop to Jetty Pier is surrounded by offices with an estimated 180,000 employees. Being an…

Saturday 9 April will see the re-launch of Mansfield Market, after a decade of consultation and an investment of £100,000 – Why not become a part of it? Mansfield is the largest town in Nottinghamshire with around 104,000 residents. It lies to the north of the county, 15 miles from the city of Nottingham. It…