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Traders aim to redevelop market


Traders at a Nottingham outdoor market say they hope a new 10-year agreement with Nottingham City council will help invigorate sales. The city council is allowing market traders to operate independently for the first time. The Sneinton Market is due to move to a new location in 18 months to allow redevelopment at the current site. “We hope by expanding ...

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Sneinton Market Transformation Under Way


The transformation of Sneinton Market in Nottingham into a public square is getting under way. The aim is to create a new space to be used for public performances, markets, festivals and community events. It forms part of the £6.8m “Connecting Eastside” scheme. The redevelopment of the Victoria Leisure Centre on the edge of Sneinton Market has already started. Local ...

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The Nottingham Unemployed


Nottingham Evening Post February 10 1886 ‘The Nottingham Unemployed A largely attended meeting of the unemployed of Nottingham was held on Tuesday evening in Sneinton Market. Several persons addressed the crowd, and at times the language indulged in by the “orators” assumed a very threatening nature. For instance, it was asserted by one individual that if they found themselves in ...

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Thomas Strong

Nottingham Evening Post 27 February 1950 Thomas Strong Thomas Strong was a powerfully built, dark featured man, with long, ringleted black hair, who earned his living as a remover of machinery. In his younger days, Strong was always in demand at circuses when they visited the town, to throw the hammers and weights. Once, when engaged at a circus in ...

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Bendy’s Coming


Nottingham Guardian 28 Feb 1873 …Our reporter, stationing himself in Sneinton Market on Sunday morning, suddenly heard a cry of “Bendy’s coming”. Instantly a crowd of persons who had been listening to a youth on the Republican platform reading extracts from the Guardian, ran in the direction of where the singing came from.

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