SH4762 : Caernarfon's Saturday Market

taken 10 years ago, near to Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Caernarfon's Saturday Market
Caernarfon's Saturday Market
This is Caernarfon's Saturday Market - all two stalls of it. Traders from outside the town don't bother to come any more, nor do the shoppers - this photo was taken at 11 am at the bottom end of the town's main shopping street. Forty years ago the market would go on until late evening with spiel-meisters, such as Harry Cross from Manchester. entertaining large crowds. The centuries-old street market has been displaced by yet another drab makeover of Y Maes - the Town Square. The Nationalist-run council, which pleads empty pockets when it comes to keeping village schools open, can spend 2.4 million putting cobbles down to replace tar and paving stones and on erecting a water fountain having removed a fountain from the square some half a dozen makeovers back. The townsfolk are now been asked to suggest what kind of activities they would like to see taking place on the tarted-up square. Some have suggested public hangings.

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SH4762 : Y Maes - where the town's street market should be
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Saturday, 23 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 February, 2008
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