Darlington market crowned Britain's favourite

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Sunday People's Market has been crowned Britain's favourite Darlington Sunday People's Market has been crowned Britain's favourite

A DARLINGTON market has been crowned the nation’s favourite.

Darlington Sunday People’s Market has beaten off competition from across the country to be named Britain’s favourite market at the annual National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Market of the Year competition.

The market was set up by volunteers in August last year to rejuvenate Darlington town centre and takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

Speaking after the award ceremony at the NABMA conference in Birmingham today, committee member Alex Blackham said: “We are absolutely over the moon.

“This award is for all the people who have helped play a part in the market since it was set up last year as they have all worked so hard.”

Communities Minister Don Foster said: “I congratulate all the winners on their work providing outstanding markets for local people to shop at, supporting the local economy and creating jobs.

"High streets are facing a tough time at the moment with household name shops closing and strong competition from internet sales – yet many markets across the country are thriving.

“All today’s award winners and nominees are playing a vital role in keeping their local high street flourishing.”

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4:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BMD says...

Please put it back in the Market Place
Please put it back in the Market Place BMD

10:10am Fri 1 Feb 13

Employed Tax Payer, Central Darlo says...

I agree, back in the market place please.
I agree, back in the market place please. Employed Tax Payer, Central Darlo

10:44am Fri 1 Feb 13

jandarlo says...

i agree , the market should be in the market place
i agree , the market should be in the market place jandarlo

11:54am Fri 1 Feb 13

Homshaw1 says...

I've been to a lot of markets and while its OK I can't see how its the best in England either in size or quality
I've been to a lot of markets and while its OK I can't see how its the best in England either in size or quality Homshaw1

12:06pm Fri 1 Feb 13

kendizx9r says...

unbelievable
unbelievable kendizx9r

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