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                             ON THE COVER
Ken Stevens,
who runs Hania Cheeses with
his wife, Myra, manages the outdoor Shambles market for Stroud District Council
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A vibrant offering in ‘probably the
Ludlow — p24
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Far from the
Sherborne — p4
Stroud — p36
NEWS, REPORTS etc
Doncaster Wool Market Report 18 Todmorden market hall relaunched 21 New era for Chip & PIN Solutions 29 Hereford Butter Market Report 30
Traders — make sure your insurance needs are covered 32
   madding crowd
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                                          The attractive market town of Settle in rural North Yorkshire is set for a cash injection which is earmarked for new canopies and gazebos, improved signage and safety barriers. Nicola Gould reports on a market where hSistory, tradition and customer loyalty hold sway
hsuerltreoruenddbinygahlialnlsd, mthaerksmcraalgl taonwdn of ethceonhoismtoircyvaibnrdahnecryitiatgberint gesmebvoedryieTs uwehsidcahyaadndds Settle in the Craven district of North to the town’s tourism pull.
YoInrkosuhtilryeinisgraermeaost,etbhuetbbreoaudtbifaunld. and mobile signals are patchy and there is no gas supply. But what’s bad news for some is good for the weekly market.
inTdhuesttroywandcomuanrckieltafdovoetrftailslegsettostahebicgobacohost from coaches in the summer months.
The market is also profitable for the council. If it weren’t for the income from the market, the council tax precept would have to rise, she saNido.t that that affects their approach. Rebecca, market superintendent Marjorie Tindale and her deputy Steve O’Brien are, in the words of one trader “firm, but fair”, and there is a lot of goodwill and harmony on this market. Marjorie, who has been managing the market for four years, said: “It’s an oddly-shaped market, with stalls on three triangles, then stalls going up a hill.”
Settle is too far off the beaten track for the binigdespuepnedremnatrskheotsp,ssaontdhebumsainrkesesteasnhdatvhe small flourished.
This market has been at the heart of its community since 1249, when Henry de Percy was granted a charter by Henry III. And that is unlikely to change any time soon.
It’s a friendly, unassuming, higgledy-piggledy market which is run by the town council very successfully.
Town Clerk Rebecca Hill says the council and its predecessor have been running the market fvoitraalstolotnhgetaoswmno,sRtepbeeocpclaescaynsr,ebmeceamubsero.fItt’hse
On a full market day, there are 19 regulars and four casual traders. buTthaetytrabcrtiinvgetlhoeoikroinwtnhestalnlcsiseontitMharskaentPulnarcuel,y
 Rebecca Hill is Clerk of Settle Town Council which runs the market
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   Arty, crafty, quirky — and oh so green
   Stroud’s Shambles Market is quirky, friendly, and very green, with a positive, independent vibe — just like the town it serves. Nicola Gould visits a free-spirited, fiercely-independent community where even the hairdressers proudly proclaim they are organic
loveliest town in England’
 Ludlow market is at the heart of a Shropshire town that has been described as the most beautiful and vibrant in the country. Nicola Gould reports on the continuing efforts to keep it at the top of its game
  The Teesside market
that has bounced
back from the brink
42
 New location for NYM
International project — Go Trade 8 NMTF participates in ESRC project 8 NMTF AGM & Conference 2018 9 Trader Profile — The Rustic Rover 12 Joining the dots for street food traders 13
Dundas — p42
Update on NMTF member support 32 Leighton Buzzard Market Report 40 Trader Profile — Barbouretum 46 Making Markets Matter 46 Obituary — Stuart Jones 46 Advertisers index 47 Market Times quiz 47
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