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  Bhardar Singh, who has been selling menswear on the market for 29 years, says the market has a buzz about it in its new location. He is pictured with two more generations of his market trading family — his nephew, Jay, and Jay’s son, Phil
Chris West, who spearheaded the relocation of Herne Bay market, is coastal towns manager for Canterbury City Council
Steve Bamber, who is chairman of the Cambridge and District National Market Traders Federation branch, said it was up to the market traders to make a go of the market in its new location
Roy Yard, who sells general goods, said the move was good for everyone including the shopkeepers
     FACTS & FIGURES
 l Market Days: Saturday
l Market Rent: £25 a day, with an £11 cost for hiring one of the new gazebos
l Herne Bay’s Claim to Fame: Herne Bay is home to the world’s first freestanding, purpose-built clock tower, built in 1837. The town, on Kent’s north coast, began life as a small fishing community. It became a popular seaside resort in the early 19th century following the building of a pier and a promenade.
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