It’s fantastic traders!!!
Bury Market has just been voted NABMA’s – Best Market Attraction in 2015, an award it previously won in 2012 and 2009, and it has a long list of other plaudits to its name. Bury Council operates the Market on its current Angouleme Way site, where it has been located since 1971, but the original charter to hold a weekly market dates back to 1440 when it was granted to Sir John Pilkington by King Henry VI. The format of the current market dates back to 1999 when the purpose built Fish and Meat Hall was completed and the Markets connection with the adjacent Mill Gate Shopping Centre was, literally, cemented as it was extended to join the two buildings together.
A FEW WORDS ON SOME OF OUR ‘FANTASTIC TRADERS’
George Katsouris of Katsouris Delicatessen and Caféneon
From ‘small acorns do oak trees grow’ and the same can be said of Katsouris Delicatessen who began trading on a small single stall and now has six stalls in a prime location; and has over 40 years trading on Bury Market.
George said of his business
“I now have a 20+ strong workforce and have seen my business go from strength to strength”.
The business is a very much a family affair as George is assisted by his daughter whilst his son runs a similar venture on Deansgate in Manchester city centre.
Debbie Pierce – The Bury Black Pudding Company
Debbie is owner of the Bury Black Pudding Company, which is a much visited stall on Bury Market, together with a company that manufactures Bury’s most famous produce. She employs 55 staff and produces over 35 tonnes of black puddings per week. Bury Black Pudding Company has been trading on the Market for over 50 years, and Debbie took over the running of the company 10 years ago.
“Bury Market traders have been serving generations of families with quality products at great prices since trading began on the Market. It’s a traditional market with a great atmosphere and that’s something that can’t be bought”
Christopher Matthews – Alberts The Artisan Butcher
Albert’s has a prime stall located in the Fish and Meat Hall. The company was started up by Albert Matthews and has a solid heritage in the Manchester meat trade and has long been famous for its meat and sausages. Albert’s son Roger Matthews retired from his position as managing director of one of the countries largest butchers to run Albert’s alongside his son Christopher who is a graduate food technologist. The family run business is committed to providing the finest quality meat to its customers who come to Bury from miles away and who can also order using the companies on line service www.albertmatthews.com Roger Matthews, Director of Albert’s
The Artisan Butchers said:
“This amazing market is a treasure trove of some of the North West’s finest food products; a fact confirmed in various television coverage and underlined by the range of Award Winning products available.”
Graham & Sue Parkinson – Miss Fancy Pants Cards and Gifts
Graham and Sue began trading on Market Parade almost eight years ago and have been here ever since. They traded for two days from one stall but soon realised that they needed more space and expanded three stalls. Trading for three days a week the couple sell a huge array of papercraft, card making and decoupage items.
“The Market is brilliant” said Graham
“We have regular shoppers who come from miles away on coach trips, we have one customer who buys card making supplies then sends them to her daughter in Spain”.
Situated just off junction 2 of the M66 on the borders of Lancashire and Greater Manchester, The Market’s town centre location has plentiful parking, and bus and tram links all within a 5 minute walk. The Market site is all on one level and fully accessible to all and has over 350 stalls open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
For more information on Bury Market call 0161 253 6520 or visit their website www.burymarket.com you can also find them via Twitter @BuryMarket or on their Facebook page.