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  Market Times • December 2015
Sketts has established an antiques market on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the bottom end of the square, and Janeanne has introduced a speciality fine food market on the third Thursday of the month.
Tom Norbury was one of a band of traders standing the fine food market when we visited. Tom sells fruit and cider from his farm at Storridge in Worcestershire.
Janeanne is doing her best to attract new traders to Banbury. There isn’t a great deal of room on the smaller footprint, but she can always fit in a good trader.
“We have a good mixed market with a couple of good fruit and
veg stalls, two good plants and flower stalls, meat, menswear and bags.”
Chaman Mahay has brought a new line to the market. He sells rugs and is trying out Banbury market after browsing the NMTF website to find Thursday markets.
Another unusual newcomer is “Hard of Hearing”, a service that gives hearing tests on a market stall once a month to diagnose hearing problems.
As far as the council and Sketts are concerned, it’s the more the merrier. And at long last the future is looking brighter for this ancient charter market.
   Sharon and Elliott Moran run Superior Fast Food, the catering business her parents set up on the market 17 years ago
Chaman Mahay is one of the new recruits setting up stall on Banbury market
Tom Norbury, who sells fruit and cider from his farm in Worcestershire, is one of a number of traders standing the new speciality food market held once a month at the bottom end of the market

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