Now that all the hype about the new market has settled down, and the ‘sightseers’ have moved on, I have to say it was lovely to drop by on a wet and miserable Friday lunchtime.

It really lifted my spirits to see that the place was still abuzz with shoppers and diners and people meeting for coffee.

It was lovely to see what a success it has proved. Well done to all those involved, not just a one-week wonder!

Mystery shopper Blackburn