Macclesfield market set to return after 30 years
16th July 2010
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A traditional market will return to Macclesfield's Market Place after a 30 year absence.


Following the success of this Summer's Barnaby festival, organisers and town chiefs have decided to begin plans for a monthly Sunday market in the town centre to help improve community spirit and local relations.


The monthly 'Treacle Market' will be divided across two separate sites, with a range of contemporary art, antiques, books, vinyl and textiles on sale in the Market Place with fresh food and drink in the Waters Green area.


It is hoped the market will not only improve local community cohesion, but also draw new visitors to Macclesfield for the monthly attraction.


Jane Munro, founder of local arts magazine The Loop and one of the key figures in the plans for the new market, commented: "Macclesfield is also known as Treacletown, referring to a centuries-old accident when a wagon overturned, spewing its cargo of treacle on to the cobbles as house holders rushed to scoop it up.


"The Treacle Market is another chance to find gorgeous, if less sticky, treats on Macc’s streets once more."


The first market in 30 years will take place on Sunday 25th July from 10am until 3:30pm at the Market Place and Waters Green sites.

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