Ilkeston - Markets

Ilkeston Markets

w/e 25 November 2007
All this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Flea Market

There are usually three market days in Ilkeston each week beginning with the Thursday market. Stalls are erected on the Lower Market and also the main Market Place where at the Library end near the Cenotaph the usual traders are joined by a flea market where second hand goods can be traded.
Friday Market

On Fridays the market is confined to the Lower Market and although there are regulars, the number of traders present varies from week to week.
Farmers' Market

The fourth Friday of each month also sees a Farmers' Market outside St Mary's Church. It is with some regret that I have to say that only two, or at the most three, traders swell the ranks of the usual traders on the Lower Market Place but the excellence of their produce means that they are well supported.
Saturday Market

The town's main market is held every Saturday and fills the whole of the Market Place and the Lower Market. A large variety of goods are on sale although in recent months the number of traders seems to have decreased and there are often some vacant stalls. - an opportunity for an eager entrepreneur perhaps.
Continental Market

This week the markets on all three days have been supplemented by Ilkeston's first Continental Market which has been staged on Bath Street with stalls stretching down beyond the Albion Centre.
'Victorian' Market

And on Friday evening when the town's Christmas lights were switched on, the Lower Market Place became the scene of another market. This time the stalls were manned by local people from various organisations and charities hoping to swell their funds. In previous years this event has euphemistically been called a "Victorian" market and some of the stall holders donned period garb but this year on one of the coldest November days so far, they were all wrapped up warm against the chill.

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