Shoppers enjoy continental market in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News: Angela Travers and Charlotte Baker Angela Travers and Charlotte Baker

HUNGRY shoppers from across Bolton flocked to the Market Place Europe, which was in residence in Victoria Square this week.

Artisan breads, fresh olives and award-winning chutneys were just some of the tasty treats on offer at the dozen stalls, which also included hot food stands and independent clothes sellers.

Cllr Nick Peel, the executive cabinet member for environmental services, said it was brilliant to welcome one of the UK’s leading special event market companies to Bolton.

He added: “We’re pleased that this event has become a regular feature on our events calendar.

“It’s a brilliant market with a real variety of food, crafts and gifts on offer.

“The market’s on until Sunday so come down this weekend and make the most of it.

“We’ve got free parking on offer at all the NCP multi-storeys and of course our brilliant revamped Bolton Market is also open on Saturdays.”

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5:29pm Sat 15 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

Continental Market??? Don't make me laugh!!!!!

Firstly there are Thai and Indian stalls - since when have these countries been part of Continental Europe?

Secondly there were more brac-a-brac British stalls than European stalls and not even a German beer tent or a Dutch flower stall (like in all good Continental Markets).

If the big bosses really want to have a Continental Market then they should look at what they have on the stalls in Manchester (during the Christmas Continental Markets) or even take a trip to Cologne, Munich, Bern, Brussels or even Calais to see how they do it. This Continental Market is just very pitiful!
Continental Market??? Don't make me laugh!!!!! Firstly there are Thai and Indian stalls - since when have these countries been part of Continental Europe? Secondly there were more brac-a-brac British stalls than European stalls and not even a German beer tent or a Dutch flower stall (like in all good Continental Markets). If the big bosses really want to have a Continental Market then they should look at what they have on the stalls in Manchester (during the Christmas Continental Markets) or even take a trip to Cologne, Munich, Bern, Brussels or even Calais to see how they do it. This Continental Market is just very pitiful! BWFC71
  • Score: 5

12:23pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

How long, I wonder, before some of our more fundamentalist"ethni
c" friends start wanting to re-introduce slave markets?
How long, I wonder, before some of our more fundamentalist"ethni c" friends start wanting to re-introduce slave markets? Darren1951
  • Score: 2

1:09pm Sun 16 Mar 14

William2701 says...

BWFC71 wrote:
Continental Market??? Don't make me laugh!!!!! Firstly there are Thai and Indian stalls - since when have these countries been part of Continental Europe? Secondly there were more brac-a-brac British stalls than European stalls and not even a German beer tent or a Dutch flower stall (like in all good Continental Markets). If the big bosses really want to have a Continental Market then they should look at what they have on the stalls in Manchester (during the Christmas Continental Markets) or even take a trip to Cologne, Munich, Bern, Brussels or even Calais to see how they do it. This Continental Market is just very pitiful!
Well said. Not just the stalls you mentioned either, have just walked through the market and a number of the stalls have co.uk website addresses. At least 2 of the stalls are fairly local (NW England). A number of the stalls are also being run by people with English accents.

I suggest next time either an effort is made to make the market truly continental, ie no UK traders, or rename the market a Continental Style Market.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: Continental Market??? Don't make me laugh!!!!! Firstly there are Thai and Indian stalls - since when have these countries been part of Continental Europe? Secondly there were more brac-a-brac British stalls than European stalls and not even a German beer tent or a Dutch flower stall (like in all good Continental Markets). If the big bosses really want to have a Continental Market then they should look at what they have on the stalls in Manchester (during the Christmas Continental Markets) or even take a trip to Cologne, Munich, Bern, Brussels or even Calais to see how they do it. This Continental Market is just very pitiful![/p][/quote]Well said. Not just the stalls you mentioned either, have just walked through the market and a number of the stalls have co.uk website addresses. At least 2 of the stalls are fairly local (NW England). A number of the stalls are also being run by people with English accents. I suggest next time either an effort is made to make the market truly continental, ie no UK traders, or rename the market a Continental Style Market. William2701
  • Score: 4

2:47pm Sun 16 Mar 14

steveG says...

What happened to the old Bolton market?.
it used to be better than Burys and in those days no need for Continental markets.
What happened to the old Bolton market?. it used to be better than Burys and in those days no need for Continental markets. steveG
  • Score: 3

2:57pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Hulton Park says...

No need to go to the Continent or even Manchester to see it done properly - even Wigan's offering, a couple of weeks ago, was way beyond the"dozen stalls" mentioned above.

Bolton, as a bigger centre, should beat the pants off somewhere like Wigan. What happened to the vision the borough used to have? What have we done to deserve the lacklustre local authority we currently have?
No need to go to the Continent or even Manchester to see it done properly - even Wigan's offering, a couple of weeks ago, was way beyond the"dozen stalls" mentioned above. Bolton, as a bigger centre, should beat the pants off somewhere like Wigan. What happened to the vision the borough used to have? What have we done to deserve the lacklustre local authority we currently have? Hulton Park
  • Score: 9

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