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Melksham Market - Tuesdays, 09:00 to 14:00

A new market comes to Melksham - every Tuesday from 8th December, open from 09:00 until 14:00. It will be a general market, and will run in the Assembly Hall and in the car park adjoining the Town Hall, with some 18 to 20 traders. [Notice from Mayor]

Christmas FayreThe Assembly Hall is a large covered area just behind the Market Place, and is ideally suited to such a venture ... this picture, taken last Saturday, shows crowds in the hall at the Christmas Fair; Santa was in the town hall, there were carols sung around the tree, and the Melksham Christmas Lights were switched on.

When Lisa and I moved to Melksham some 10 years ago, there were a few market stalls in the Market Place each week; shortly thereafter, they moved to the Central Car Park for a while. The Assembly Hall and area beside the Town Hall is much better - partly covered, and the customers won't have to be dodging the cars either.


Trowbridge indoor marketIt just happens that I was also in Trowbridge last Saturday, and took a few pictures in their market hall; although it's a permanent feature there, the picture gives you some idea of what can be achieved. And although Trowbridge is bigger than Melksham, it's not THAT much bigger.

This is an excellent time for a market to open - I wish them well, I hope they get good publicity, and I hope they have the strength to get through the quiet after-Christmas period. It's excellent not only because of the season, but also because there's a reviving spirit in Melksham; for sure, there are empty shop fronts but I know of no less that seven eight major new initiatives. Power to all of their elbows!

(written 2009-12-01, updated 2009-12-02)

 
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