SO9198 : Lewis's vegetables in Wolverhampton Market

taken 8 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Lewis's vegetables in Wolverhampton Market
Lewis's vegetables in Wolverhampton Market
Considerable decline in the market has occurred in recent years. There are far fewer stalls despite the recent smartening up and redevelopment of Market Square. Many reasons are given: being moved from its original town centre venue, increasing rents, non-replacement of the one hour free parking when the multi-storey car-park was demolished are examples. The council is quite happy for farmers markets and foreign markets to use Dudley Street in the town centre, but not our own local traders of staple foods and other goods. This stall, Lewis's for example, only has potatoes, onions (by the kilo or in 25kg bags), carrots, and in season greens and parsnips. However this is where the long queues are found on busy market days. Top quality produce at very competitive prices! They have been trading on this market for longer than I can remember* (early 1970s) and are exactly what we do not want to lose when future relocation of the market happens due to the expected redevelopment of the rest of the area.

Update November 2014: Some increase in footfall in this market should happen now that free parking for one hour is available in the new Sainsbury's about two hundred metres away, or spend a fiver in store and get three hours free parking.

* since before 1961 I am told.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 911 983 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9893N 2:7.9494W
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