See Hinckley Market Through the Years

Published Monday, 11 May 2015

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS and images of Hinckley’s market through the years will be on display as part of a special event to mark this year’s Love Your Local Market Week taking place this Saturday.

As well as seeing historical images of Hinckley Market, courtesy of Hinckley Museum and Hinckley Past and Present, visitors to the market between 10am and 3pm this Saturday (16 May) will be encouraged to follow clues to discover a stall they might not have noticed before or even take part in a ‘touchy-feely’ challenge to identify what’s in the box.

Hinckley Market was first established in back in 1311 and over the last 700 years has grown into a well-balanced market that now consists of approximately 70 outdoor stalls. The thriving market takes place in the town every Monday, Friday and Saturday plus a farmers market on the third Thursday of every month.

Mark Hryniw Town Centre Manager at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council said: “This year, as part of Love Your Local Market Week, we want to celebrate Hinckley Market and what it brings to the town now and in the past. Hinckley market has a long history and is a valuable community asset. Seven hundred years on and thousands of people visit the market every week and it continues to do well in comparison to the national trend.  I urge everyone to continue to support their local market which is what this campaign is all about.”

Love Your Local Market Week is an annual campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) that aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community.