Chester Market hits the big Five-O

18 July 2017

Help celebrate Chester Market’s fiftieth birthday this Saturday 22 July from 11am to 3pm. Chester’s indoor market has been in its current location since 1967 following more than 100 years of trading on Northgate Street.

The celebrations will include the judging of the Birthday Card Competition by Councillor Bob Rudd. The competition invited students of all ages to create a birthday card for the market. The winning design will be printed on the market’s new reusable bag. The winner will also receive Storyhouse tickets and a market goody bag.

Shoppers can look forward to a host of activities during the day including:
  • Live performances by ‘Nostalgia’ singing the hits of the 60s
  • A chance to win £50 to spend in the market
  • Free children’s treasure hunt
  • Tombola with top prizes including market vouchers (all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society.)
  • Live cooking demonstration with top chef Stuart Fenney from NiceBites (recipe to take away after the session)
  • Historic Chester Market photos on display
  • Free balloon for each child
Said Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure: “Happy birthday Chester Market. This is the start of a very exciting next fifty years for the market as we work with the traders to develop a brand new market and market square at the heart of Chester Northgate.

“Don’t forget if you are travelling to Chester by bus, there is a free shopper hopper shuttle bus every fifteen minutes from the Bus Interchange. We are working to make Chester a great place to do business.”

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