A SUCCESSFUL market trader is encouraging school leavers to follow in his footsteps in a bid to revive dying markets across Cheshire.
Steven Minshull, 28, whose family run Minshull’s garden centre, in Eardswick Lane, Crewe, is preparing for the launch of his new ‘youth market’, offering youngsters the chance to try their hand at one of the oldest forms of commerce.
Steven, who also runs the family stall in Nantwich market, hopes the idea can go some way to bridging the generation gap at markets up and down the country.
He added: “I started working on our stall in Nantwich Market when I was about 13.
“In the 80s markets were a really big thing but I have noticed the decline.
“If you go to any market you see that not many young people attend them, unless they are with their gran. The reason being, that there are no young people selling at them.
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