Monday, April 18, 2011

Melton Mowbray Market

Alan took his econ classes on a field trip to nearby Melton Mowbray to check out the town market, which is allegedly the third oldest market in England.  Melton Mowbray has been a market town for over 1000 years, and Tuesday has been the market day since royal approval was given in 1324.

Here's the line-up for Tuesdays:

Let's start with the Farmer's Market and Trade Stalls.  Vendor tables filled three giant butler buildings, in addition to about six blocks of street space outside.  The sheer quantity and variety of things available for sale was astonishing.


 Household appliances:




Greeting cards:

Cleaning products:

In addition, about twenty-five vendors had food for sale, including hot dogs, cheese, cookies, bread, and sausages.  This table had honest-to-goodness fruit pies, which warranted a special photo because most "pie" you find here includes meat and isn't intended to be dessert.  But these... now these are real pies!
More to come in the next post, but keep in mind -- this market takes place every Tuesday.  I can't fathom having enough junk or buyers to make it worth your time to set up a table!

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