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    News release: 18 April 2017

    Stallholders were given a boost when the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans took an official tour of buzzing St Albans Market.

    Visiting St Albans Market: The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, pictured with a stallholder
    The Mayor, Cllr Frances Leonard visited more than 100 stalls, chatting to stallholders and shoppers along the way about the popular traditional street market.

    The market dates back to the ninth century and was granted a Royal Charter in 1553. 

    The present-day market is now firmly established in the City centre running the length of St Peter’s Street. Expect to find stalls selling freshly-baked cakes and bread, tasty specialist cheeses, meat and game, seasonal vegetables, hand-crafted goods and clothing for all the family.

    The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, said: “I am a regular visitor to St Albans Market so I was pleased to be introduced to all the stallholders and to learn about their business. The market plays an important role in the City’s local economy attracting visitors from around the District and further afield. It is a jewel in the City’s crown which contributes to the vibrant shopping scene in St Albans. ”

    The charter market runs every Wednesday and Saturday from 8.30am to 5.30pm. A recent innovation on Wednesdays includes a street food market in with stalls selling hot and cold dishes, including savoury and sweet sacks.

    In addition, St Albans hosts a Farmers’ Market in St Peter’s Street on the second Sunday of every month, from 8am to 2pm. Near-by Harpenden also has a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday in the month in Lower High Street, from 10am to 2pm.

    If anyone is interested in booking a stall on the Charter Market or Farmers’ Market in St Albans, please call 01727 836781.

    The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Frances Leonard.

    Contact for the Mayor’s office: 
    Alison Orde, the Mayor’s Civic Officer 
    Tel: 01727 819544 
    Email: mayoralty@stalbans.gov.uk

    Contact for the media:
    Amanda Wilkinson, 
    Senior Communications Officer 
    St Albans City and District Council
    Tel: 01727 819317 
    E-mail: amanda.wilkinson@stalbans.gov.uk 
    www.stalbans.gov.uk
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    Visiting St Albans Market: The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, pictured with a stallholder
    Chatting to stallholders at St Albans Market: The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, pictured with the markets manager, Darren Lynch
    At St Albans Market: The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, pictured with the markets manager, Darren Lynch
    At St Albans Market: The Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Cllr Frances Leonard, pictured with the markets manager, Darren Lynch