Market plans turn Preston traders inside out

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Butcher Michael Clarke has vowed to shut down his family business after almost a century if Preston’s indoor market goes outdoors in the next two years.

Ellen Young, from six generations of fruit and veg sellers, admits she dreads moving back into the cold after more than four decades inside.

Let down: Ellen Young and her son Norman Young at their Matt Wade the Banana King stall.
Let down: Ellen Young and her son Norman Young at their Matt Wade the Banana King stall.

They are just two of the established traders who fear a council plan to demolish the run-down building and replace it with a cheaper alternative will spell the end of the road for indoor stalls.

 

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