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    Barry Price of Price Meats is one of the market’s lynchpins, attracting shoppers to his meat wagon towards the far end of the market
 Daniel agrees that improving the market on Fridays is his biggest challenge and he is determined to crack it.
Apart from Fridays the traders say they do well in Staines. Butcher Barry Price, who
has been bringing his impressive meat wagon to the far end of the market for the past
seven years, finds Staines a good market.
“I was invited to stand the market because
we have a high quality offering and a professional set-up,” he said.
“I do all three days and this is the only market I know where it picks up in the afternoon,” he added.
Loch Singh, known as Cheap Cheap because that is what he shouts, has made plenty of friends in the six years he has been on Staines market.
Daniel Gibson has taken over as the market manager of Staines market which is run by Bray Associates
The cheap, cheap cigarette products, purses, hair accessories and jewellery he sells aren’t a natural fit in this affluent town. But Staines is a diverse place and there is always room for a friendly market trader.
In fact everyone is welcome on Staines- upon-Thames market — except Ali G of course.
Jamie Dawson does well on Staines-upon-Thames market selling plants and flowers
 l Market Days: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
l Market Rent: £47 for a 10ft stall on weekdays and £53 on Saturdays. Casuals pay £51 on weekdays and £58 on
l Staines-upon-Thames Claim to Fame: : A suburban town in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey, Staines was once a
staging post with coaching inns. It is the home of Frederick Walton who invented linoleum and his lino factory was the biggest employer in the town up until the 1960s when it went out of fashion. Now most people commute to London or work at Heathrow Airport which is only three miles away. The town was the scene of the UK’s worst air accident in 1972, which killed all 118 people on board.

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