Get Wokingham by Jonathan Low
Traders and customers are devastated after Wokingham’s indoor market closed its doors for the final time on Saturday.
The market, in the old Peacocks store in Denmark Street, started in August and was on a three-month trial to help increase footfall in the town.
But after Wokingham Town Council failed to reach an agreement with the landlord to extend the trial and Lloyds TSB submitted an application to move to the unit, the market was forced to close.
“It’s a real shame because it is a perfect place,” said stallholder Joanne Jenkinson, who sold ‘pre-loved’ clothes and shoes.
“There are changing rooms and mirrors so for people like me who sell clothes it’s ideal.
“It’s a great social place because you meet so many different people.
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