Moving Market: photos of Lees Yard work
Monday, 27 March 2017
The Hebden Bridge Market should be re-opening in Less Yard during the next week or two.
Calderdale’s markets officer John Walker told the Hebden Bridge Partnership meeting last week that Hebden Bridge had had a market for over a hundred years. There had been talk of relocating the market for a very long time, and the move was now happening in two weeks’ time.
Thereafter, the market would be in Lees Yard. The traditional market would be on Thursdays, as at present. The Weds market would move to Friday. A new market, focused on local products and art work, would operate on Saturdays and the farmers market would be on Sundays. Book fairs were another possibility.
John had established a small market focus group, to feed in comments and suggestions. Dave Young represented the Partnership on this body.
The new market building included toilets for the traders, and storage space for the stalls. There was a possibility that it could have a green roof.
Here are some photos of the building work preparations for the relocated market taken by Ralph Nimmann.