LETTER: Markets have always been at the heart of local shopping

Mansfield Market
Mansfield Market

Regarding changes to Mansfield Market, just a reminder to Kate Allsop, Mansfield mayor.
Markets have always been the basis of shopping in this country.

The West Gate end of the market has always been part of the long tradition of market use.

Indeed, a well and pump head is still located in one of the buildings on West Gate, where cattle and horses could be watered during the market days.

As she states, in the Chad, “we can’t take the supermarkets and put them away, and we can’t take the world wide web and shove it back into the box where it came from”.

But isn’t that what has happened with the market?

Ralph Holt

Westminster Close,
Mansfield Woodhouse