A HISTORIC market, which was facing closure, is now thriving having trebled in size in just over a month.
And this could just be the start of bigger and better things to come according to Steve Bownes, who was appointed manager of the Tuesday Charter Market at the start of April.
Town councillors feared the market, which dates back about 400 years to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, could close due to a lack of interest.
The council appointed Mr Bownes as manager and now the number of regular weekly stalls has risen from four to 12.
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