Indoor Market

April 30, 2008 at 14:48 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Not quite a steaming, throbbing, souk of course, but Barrow’s indoor market is better than many. In fact a disturbing number of much bigger towns don’t have a market at all, which is a great shame.

It’s not the grand, reeking, dank old market hall that scared the bejaysus out of me when I was little. That disappeared in a burst of 1960s municipal vandalism. Nor is it all that good for fruit and veg, which is what I really need a market for (how I miss Portobello and other street markets from my London days!) But it is a pleasant and airy sort of place, always worth mooching around for half an hour or so, and there are gems to be found amongst the tat now and then.

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  1. I love the term ” municiple vandalism”, That happened in Burnley with a fine and grand Market hall demolished and replaced with what today can best be described as a dated ‘modern’ market which includes an outside market that’s inside as well.
    Fortunately, Accrington still has the beautiful Market hall left untouched.
    Ashton’s market hall is well underway with exterior walls that survived the fire of 2004. Tameside’s webcam shows the construction with a view from the roof of the old town hall.

    Fruit & Veg are readily available here, some at very good prices and we too have markets for veg an saturdays here in Burbank


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