Helston Friday markets take shelter indoors at Epworth Hall

REGULAR Friday markets have begun again in Helston under the cover of the Epworth Hall.

It is hoped that this will attract more stallholders and customers in the town, as they no longer have to brave the weather.

The Coinagehall Street venue is now home to stalls selling everything from gifts to practical items.

The markets have been revamped by the Helston Business Improvement Partnership, in a bid to return the market town to its roots.

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1:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Thank you for the reminder 'Packet' I will pay the market a visit on Friday.
Thank you for the reminder 'Packet' I will pay the market a visit on Friday. Gillian R.Z. Martin

1:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

What time does the Market start and finsh please Gill.? i cant usually go due to work but i am able to go this week. Well done to the HBIP for revamping the markets and also the roller rink they have lined up for later in the year.
What time does the Market start and finsh please Gill.? i cant usually go due to work but i am able to go this week. Well done to the HBIP for revamping the markets and also the roller rink they have lined up for later in the year. meerkats

2:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Ten o'clock meerkats, not sure about closure time, I believe at four.
Ten o'clock meerkats, not sure about closure time, I believe at four. Gillian R.Z. Martin

2:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

With free parking after four o'clock, it would be good if they had a late afternoon/evening market one week, they would have to advertise it well though I think.
With free parking after four o'clock, it would be good if they had a late afternoon/evening market one week, they would have to advertise it well though I think. Gillian R.Z. Martin

3:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Gillian R.Z. Martin wrote:
Ten o'clock meerkats, not sure about closure time, I believe at four.
Thanks Gill
[quote][p][bold]Gillian R.Z. Martin[/bold] wrote: Ten o'clock meerkats, not sure about closure time, I believe at four.[/p][/quote]Thanks Gill meerkats

2:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders?
I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay.
There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders? I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay. Gillian R.Z. Martin

10:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Gillian R.Z. Martin wrote:
There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders?
I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay.
I wasnt up to going to the market today after all ,after reading your comment , i am glad i didnt. . Wonder why the traders failed to show up ? The HBIP are doing their best in turning the market town back to its roots so its a shame when the market doesnt occur, especially for anyone who may have come into town for it specifically. Maybe they thought even though under cover the weather would still put people off.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian R.Z. Martin[/bold] wrote: There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders? I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay.[/p][/quote]I wasnt up to going to the market today after all ,after reading your comment , i am glad i didnt. . Wonder why the traders failed to show up ? The HBIP are doing their best in turning the market town back to its roots so its a shame when the market doesnt occur, especially for anyone who may have come into town for it specifically. Maybe they thought even though under cover the weather would still put people off. meerkats

7:07am Sat 1 Feb 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gillian R.Z. Martin wrote:
There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders?
I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay.
I wasnt up to going to the market today after all ,after reading your comment , i am glad i didnt. . Wonder why the traders failed to show up ? The HBIP are doing their best in turning the market town back to its roots so its a shame when the market doesnt occur, especially for anyone who may have come into town for it specifically. Maybe they thought even though under cover the weather would still put people off.
I suppose if no traders turn up there is little they can do, but perhaps it would then be better to postpone the market until the weather is more settled.
For anyone coming into town specifically for the market its a bit of a hit and miss affair, especially negative when paying for the car-park. After all, I assume the traders want the customers support when they are there. Looking on the bright side, the market traders in the Guildhall are reliable and I go in there virtually every Friday.

Having spent all that money on actual outdoor market stalls, I think it would be nice to have a permanent outdoor market area with covering, such as by the monument, or behind the Guildhall, the ground slopes behind the Guildhall, but then the market would be in keeping with the benches!.
It seems a shame when the HBIP are working so hard to re-establish the town as a regular market environment, not to be able to gain the support of regular traders.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian R.Z. Martin[/bold] wrote: There was no notice about the market outside the Epworth Hall at half past ten this morning and a van blocking the pedestrian entrance, I did however visit the market at the Guildhall as usual. What happened to the Epworth Hall traders? I was rather glad I had not paid for the car-park and managed to find a free bay.[/p][/quote]I wasnt up to going to the market today after all ,after reading your comment , i am glad i didnt. . Wonder why the traders failed to show up ? The HBIP are doing their best in turning the market town back to its roots so its a shame when the market doesnt occur, especially for anyone who may have come into town for it specifically. Maybe they thought even though under cover the weather would still put people off.[/p][/quote]I suppose if no traders turn up there is little they can do, but perhaps it would then be better to postpone the market until the weather is more settled. For anyone coming into town specifically for the market its a bit of a hit and miss affair, especially negative when paying for the car-park. After all, I assume the traders want the customers support when they are there. Looking on the bright side, the market traders in the Guildhall are reliable and I go in there virtually every Friday. Having spent all that money on actual outdoor market stalls, I think it would be nice to have a permanent outdoor market area with covering, such as by the monument, or behind the Guildhall, the ground slopes behind the Guildhall, but then the market would be in keeping with the benches!. It seems a shame when the HBIP are working so hard to re-establish the town as a regular market environment, not to be able to gain the support of regular traders. Gillian R.Z. Martin

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