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Shoppers urged to support Chorley market
8:00am Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Chorley
Shoppers are being urged to support National Market Day and explore the famous Chorley Markets.
In a bid to revitalize town centres across the country the new celebration day was launched to encourage more people to give market shopping a try.
The markets, owned and managed by Chorley Council, continue to be a focal point for shopping with more than 100 stalls.
Coun Adrian Lowe, who oversees the markets at Chorley Council, said: “We’re lucky in Chorley because the markets are thriving at the moment with virtually every stall taken on Tuesdays.
“The council and the traders are backing National Market Day because we want to encourage more people to love their local market and to give it a try if you’ve not paid them a visit for a while.
“The huge variety of stalls complements the many independent traders across the town centre and gives people something a bit different to what they can find in neighbouring towns.”
National Market Day is being held between June 23 and July 8 as not all markets across the country stand on a single day.
The council has seen interest grow in its pitches with the introduction of new gazebos for the whole of the Flat Iron market in recent weeks.
Trader John Brennand, who has stood on the market for 42 years, said: “We’re really starting to see Chorley Markets go from strength to strength and I’d urge people who haven’t been to visit for a while to come along.”