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Old 12-01-2010, 15:31   #16
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Thanks for the pictures Atarah. Now I want to sweets!
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Old 12-01-2010, 19:03   #17
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Mmmmm, hearing some "Market News" today. Was being told that this "refurbishment" is going to include taking down all the stalls and putting modern ones in (the stallholders dont seem very pleased!). This saddens me, as it wont be the same to me, but .... as one outside market stallholder said, "the Market Hall is dying - if it carries on as it is, it wont be there in 5 years time. It needs something doing to it, so maybe it DOES need a re-vamp". I have to be honest, I have been in more often over the past few weeks, in view of the weather, especially using the butchers. Maybe I will carry on giving them my business, rather than going along Hyndburn Road to the big supermarkets. Maybe we all should!

Anyone know owt about any of this?

Just take a look at this photo, slightly blurred sorry, (dont know why) and look at the white van parked in front of the Market Hall ?????? - Hutchinsons Demolition!
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Old 12-01-2010, 21:08   #18
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Mmmmm, hearing some "Market News" today. Was being told that this "refurbishment" is going to include taking down all the stalls and putting modern ones in (the stallholders dont seem very pleased!). This saddens me, as it wont be the same to me, but .... as one outside market stallholder said, "the Market Hall is dying - if it carries on as it is, it wont be there in 5 years time. It needs something doing to it, so maybe it DOES need a re-vamp". I have to be honest, I have been in more often over the past few weeks, in view of the weather, especially using the butchers. Maybe I will carry on giving them my business, rather than going along Hyndburn Road to the big supermarkets. Maybe we all should!

Anyone know owt about any of this?

Just take a look at this photo, slightly blurred sorry, (dont know why) and look at the white van parked in front of the Market Hall ?????? - Hutchinsons Demolition!
As far as I know the plan was always to replace all the stalls. Take a walk up to the balcony at the office end and look down, you'll see why it needs it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 21:53   #19
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A view like this you mean? Cant see what the problem is. Probably cos some of the posher offices are moving down from the Globe Centre to fill up the "new" office spaces created and find the view not to their liking?
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Old 12-01-2010, 22:34   #20
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A view like this you mean? Cant see what the problem is. Probably cos some of the posher offices are moving down from the Globe Centre to fill up the "new" office spaces created and find the view not to their liking?

That would be the one, although the photo doesn't really show how grotty it does look when you're up there. . Some of the offices are being taken by occupants from the Globe Centre, but some of them are ( or at least were planned to be ? ) retail units. I'm sure they can still retain some sort of character while smartening it up.
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Old 13-01-2010, 02:25   #21
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Office relocation, at the cost of retail space?

Been no great rush fron the arty farty crafts people, they said opening upstairs would create?

Oh I am suprised!

I shall continue buying my meat and fruit/veg there, at least whilst some traders survive there.
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Old 13-01-2010, 02:56   #22
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Fond memories of the market hall. I remember one busy Saturday and I had joined the masses moving outside, daydreaming I hadn't noticed a gap forming in front of me. As I came back to Earth I nearly died. In front of me, on the ground, was a huge crocodile, I swear it's true!!! I jumped back into the people behind me, to notice that it was in fact a geezer with a 2 foot crocodile head on writing in chalk on the floor advertising a traveling playgroup in town. Honest he nearly got a good kicking!!!! Later saw a 10 foot Bat with the same wingspan walking down Broadway on stilts!!! No I hadn't just had a Saturday afternoon session, well not yet!!!
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Old 13-01-2010, 11:57   #23
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Crocodiles! Poor gdm27! Bet you had nightmares for years! :-)

Apparently the old cafe at the back entrance to the Market Hall is closing in February! They are down to two staff now, people not going in as they used to! Sad innit!
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Crocodiles! Poor gdm27! Bet you had nightmares for years! :-)

Apparently the old cafe at the back entrance to the Market Hall is closing in February! They are down to two staff now, people not going in as they used to! Sad innit!
used to be very busy when it was the palatine.
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Old 13-01-2010, 16:58   #25
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A shame about the cafe has always been a good meeting place for a brew with friends/family
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Old 13-01-2010, 21:45   #26
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On the surface the reurbishments look good but ask the traders what sort of contract/lease the council has offered them, to call it one sided is an under-statement.
The council can do what ever they want and the tennants cannot do anything about it or be compensated. The cafe's if they stay MUST move against a wall at their own cost.

There are many other conditions from what I hear.
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Later saw a 10 foot Bat with the same wingspan walking down Broadway on stilts!!!
Go on, admit it...you'd been in the backroom in the Blockade, hadn't you?
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The cafe's if they stay MUST move against a wall at their own cost.
Hope this doesn't mean the end of Russell's gaff - my favourite place for a brew on a Saturday lunchtime!
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Hope this doesn't mean the end of Russell's gaff - my favourite place for a brew on a Saturday lunchtime!
Didn't know there was a pub in the market hall Wyn
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Didn't know there was a pub in the market hall Wyn
Wish there was, mate. I was talking about Russ Taylor's little cafe, just near the bookstall!
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