Bad weather forces cancellation of Canterbury market
Canterbury market was cancelled this morning after most of the
traders pulled out because of the bad weather.
Market manager Gary Davies said he took the decision to call it
off after being contacted by around 16 stall holders who said they
would not be coming.
But that still left six traders who were prepared to work being
Mr Davies said: "It's not a decision I take lightly and not
something that happens very often. But I don't think it presents a
very good image of the market if we just have a handful of stalls
"Those who did turn up were obviously disapppointed and I
probably made myself unpopular because they lost out on potential
But when I checked the forecast it was pretty poor and I
have also have to consider health and safety issues because
manhandling the gazebo covers in high winds and rain is
He added: "The Thursday markets are extra ones in the Christmas
calendar but the forecast looks better for the usual Friday market
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