Mansfield Market in the Good Old Days
After adding a comment to the Handley Arcade page this encouraged me to ask the question ‘what has happened to the market?’
It was considered one of the best in the county if not further a field.,Traders actually queued for a stall that was not allocated to regulars, or failed to turn up, unlike now when many stalls are not occupied. It is pitiful compared to the days during and after the war.
As a child and teenager I have fond memories of those days – the Roundabout and the ‘Hot Peas’ outside the Dial and Market Hotel. Jacks Snacks either by the van or stall against the Bentick Memorial. Also the stalls on Westgate and in particular Blackburn’s Sweets near to the monument on Westgate, (I seem to remember they came from Huthwaite). And of Course Scotts and Divits Ice Cream Vans.
My Mother would always go to the Market very early first call being for our sweet ration then she would leave us in the queue at the Granada for the Tupenny Rush. She would continue her shopping and meet us when we came out.
It is funny but life was so much better in those days, If only we could turn the clock back, Today it seems if our existence is now controlled by AVARICE