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  Nick Walker is the busy fruit and veg man on Settle market. He is pictured with his son, Laurence, 18, who is serving an apprenticeship and following Nick into the family business
   skin care products.
A qualified aromatherapist, Janis Eaton
spend on improving the look of the market, improved signage and some improved safety measures.”
Rob and Paula Hoather (left) have recently started selling old-fashioned sweets on Settle market
Joan Lord, who sells home-made cards on the indoor market
 FACTS & FIGURES
l Market Days: Tuesday
l Market Rent: From £17.50 to
 £34.50
l Settle’s claim to fame: described by Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, as “an isolated kingdom ... surrounded by barren hills”, Settle is a farming community of less than 3,000 people. It was once important for cotton mills, but now attracts tourists including walkers, cyclists and day trippers.
launched Aromaindulgence, with the help of her daughter, after picking up a jar of face cream and checking out the ingredients.
Traders are naturally pleased about the investment, which will include new green-and- white striped gazebos and canopies.
“The chemical content was quite shocking, so I decided to experiment and make my own chemical-free products,” Janis said.
Although new sweet traders Rob and Paula Hoather aren’t keen on the idea of new gazebos. “We have been trading here since July and it’s a brilliant market,” said Rob. “We have started selling old-fashioned sweets and we do well in tourist spots — plus here there are a lot of local market shoppers.”
Mother and daughter, who also sell online, have a loyal following for Janis’ eczema cream. “I can’t make enough of it,” she said.
The market team is doing all it can to help traders and the good news is that they are set to receive a cash windfall from Craven District Council to boost the economic vibrancy of Settle.
But they love their pink and white gazebo and would be reluctant to change.
“It is not just for the market,” said Rebecca, “But we hope to have funding that we want to
It goes to show that you can’t please all of the people all of the time, but, at Settle market, most people seem content most of the time.
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