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MEMORIES OF SNEINTON MARKET

Throughout late 2015 and the Spring and Summer of 2016, members of the Sneinton Market Stories team recorded the memories of over thirty Sneinton residents, market customers and stallholders, both past and present.

Take a walk through time and relive their stories, grouped by theme below!

Interviews conducted by Anna Cotton, Colin Haynes and Yvonne Wright.

Stories collated and edited by Anna Cotton.

 

CONTENTS

The early history of Sneinton and the market

Growing up in Sneinton

Sneinton’s schools

First memories of Sneinton Market

The market’s atmosphere

Working on the Wholesale Market –

Characters on the market

Haggling on the market

Stealing on the market

Working on the Retail Market

Stalls on the Retail Market –

The barrows

Shops around Sneinton 

The funeral parlours

The washhouse

Victoria Baths

Wrestling and boxing

Sneinton’s pubs

The market’s cafés

Cultural diversity in Sneinton

Cries from a Watchtower

The Wholesale Market moving out of Sneinton

How the Retail Market changed

The effect of supermarkets and the Internet on the market

The present day market

 

Have a listen to the audio of the memories, or read the full transcriptions