New attractions at Top Town Market

New attractions at Top Town Market

New attractions at Top Town Market

Grimsby’s Top Town Market will extend its opening hours next week – encouraging shoppers to remain ‘loyal to local’ in the run-up to Christmas.

The market has been opening outside its normal Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays since lockdown, with stallholders keen to recoup lost trade.

And from Tuesday (15) it will be full steam ahead with all stalls open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday, until Christmas Eve, which is an annual arrangement.

One addition to the market this week will be the familiar face of former mayor Cllr Jane Hyldon-King and her husband, who have rented a kiosk for two days – Friday 11 December and Saturday 12 December – to promote Jane’s new book ‘The Girl from the Marsh’ and Paul’s latest book.

Called ‘More than Railways’, Paul’s is the third in his trilogy of publications focused upon the railways of North East Lincolnshire, and associated transport.

A well-known local figure for decades, Jane has marked her milestone 70th birthday by penning her recollections of growing up on the East Marsh, within a family of seven children.

Supporting the stall holders this Christmas, Councillor John Fenty, portfolio holder for regeneration and skills, said: “We have a great local shopping facility here, where people can browse in a Covid-secure environment, with plenty of space and opportunity to support local businesses and now is the time to show that support.”

Extra opening hours are:

  • To Wednesday 23 December, all stalls on the market can open 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • On Sunday 20 December, the market will be open 10am-4pm
  • On Christmas Eve, the market will be open 8am-3pm.

Grimsby Top Town Market is a member of the Loyal to Local Scheme – a joint North East Lincolnshire Council and E-Factor campaign to promote and support local businesses.

If you would like to be part of the market, call (01472) 325836. The market team is currently offering a 25 per cent discount on some of its vacant stalls.

Photo: Birketts butchers

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