HISTORICALLY, most towns and cities existed because they were centres of trade and industry. The bulk of their populations lived around and close to their centres, therein creating markets at which farmers could trade and food producers could sell their produce.
A walk through Derby’s covered market the other day reminded me how far we have moved from market tradition. There were so many unoccupied units and so few people in the place, that it begs the question “Why devote so much space to a concept that no longer performs the task it originally did?”
The council moved the market concept under cover when the courthouse was built, moving it close to the Eagle Centre retail development. But did they not notice, or speculate that Derby’s population is no longer concentrated around the centre?
May 20, 2014 0A NEW weekly market is to be opened in the refurbished historic Market Square at Midhurst.
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