New stall opens on Scunthorpe Market
James Dawson and Claire Kilty
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Sep 2017
A new stall has opened on Scunthorpe Market.
Fresh from the Field sells flowers, fruit and vegetables and is run by James Dawson, who has traded in the market for 45 years and sees it as his "way of life".
The stall, which he is running with his partner Claire Kilty, sells seasonal produce.
He has taken over the stall after it was left empty by previous trader Stuart Cook, who was suspended from the market back in April.
Mr Dawson said: "I have a flower stall in the old hall but this stalls means that customers will be able to have flowers six days a week.
"My grandfather started trading here in 1948 and I am the third generation.
"I like to see the regular customers and faces.
"The market has taken a downturn in recent years but there is always a nice atmosphere and all the traders get on."
The 40-year-old is originally from Boston but now lives in Bottesford.
He opened the new stall at the start of this month and said trade "was not bad" in the first week.
Residents, businesses and market traders in Scunthorpe are being asked to have their say on the future direction, location and investment plans for the town's market, as part of a North Lincolnshire Council consultation exercise which runs until October 4.
Shoppers and traders are being asked to give their views on a variety of topics.
They include their current usage of the market, what types of market they would like to see in the town, where they feel the best location for a market is and what is most important to them in a market service.
Mr Dawson said: "It needs investment. The traders are a bit worried. People like the market."