PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 15 June 2010
I was most annoyed to see one particular stallholder being singled out as the cause of the discontent amongst Honiton's shopkeepers for the market's supposedly shoddy appearance by your printing of a photograph of their market stall on page 6 recently. I
I was most annoyed to see one particular stallholder being singled out as the cause of the discontent amongst Honiton's shopkeepers for the market's supposedly shoddy appearance by your printing of a photograph of their market stall on page 6 recently. I wish it to be known that this market trader happens to be the very one that ATTRACTS me to Honiton market! I regularly travel all the way from Cornwall to Honiton (every two-three weeks) and always shop in the town on market day (Tuesday). I always make a bee-line to this stall (selling the antique and second-hand goods) as they have never failed to delight me with some piece of treasure to take home. Indeed there seems to be a buzz around this stall more than any other on the market precisely because one never knows what will be for sale! On my visit to the market on Tuesday, June 24, I was very saddened to find this market trader absent, and I can only conclude that it was as a direct response to your article and the photograph - and who can blame them for not wishing to turn up again in a town where they are not welcomed? Shame on Honiton, if they have been scared away for good! Buying antique and second-hand goods is the ultimate form of recycling and should be positively encouraged in this environmental and economic climate. I am just the kind of customer that Honiton needs to attract - not only do I buy regularly from several market stalls but also from a wide variety of shops and businesses up and down the High Street. Christine Nullmeyers Probus Cornwall
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