This week it has been announced that Nantwich Market has been short listed as one of the Top 10 markets in Britain.
Over the past months the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) have been calling for the general public to nominate their favourite market.
It is reported that over 12,500 votes were received for the 1000+ markets in the UK. The voting was very competitive, with only a handful of votes separating the markets that have made the Top 10!
Long standing traders Sue Goodwin and Janet Stockton commented “This is fantastic news. We are proud to be part of this traditional market in the heart of the town. We all work so hard and this is great recognition for our efforts.”
The votes cast for each market will count towards the final result, but now the judging process begins.
Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran said “I must congratulate all the traders and Town Council staff on this wonderful achievement. The market has been at the centre of the town and community for generations, a lot of work has gone into keeping value for money whilst moving forward with shopping trends.”
Housing 60 stalls the market offers a wide variety of goods including fresh produce, household items and bespoke gifts and treats. The cosy cafe serves hot and cold snacks, drinks, breakfast and lunchtime specials.
We wish them the best of luck in the final judging.
(Press release and photos from Nantwich Town Council)