A controversial rent rise that has left some Bilston Market traders fearing for their futures could lead to its demise, an historian said today.
Gerald Hanrahan, from the Black Country Memories Club, believes the market is the cornerstone of the town.
But Wolverhampton City Council is increasing rent charges there by five per cent from this week, which some traders say could force them out of business.
Mr Hanrahan said that would spell the ‘complete demise of the market’.
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