Is this sad little market someones idea of a joke?
Half a dozen stalls.
Maybe middle of winter, early January, but this is mid-April, spring.
I chatted to one of the stalls, to learn it does not get much better in the summer, when fresh produce.
I found a leaflet, but what was shown appeared to be wishful thinking, as only fresh meat on the market today. I saw no bread, cheeses, cask ales.
I learnt there was a market Saturday, but up by Lincoln Castle. That there was a market every Friday, but in a different location.
Therefore had one found next week, a market further down the High Street, then turned up the next week, and found no market, would you turn up again?
And what of publicity? I have seen none.
As I walked past the stalls, I noticed people were walking past, not even glancing at the stalls, let alone stopping to have a look.
Very apparent no one was there for the market, but then with no publicity, only half a dozen stalls, hardly surprising.
I would not make a special trip.
Is this the best Lincoln can do, a city of 100,000 souls, surrounded by villages, a county town for an agricultural county?
But then Lincoln, a market town, does not even have a market.
Whoever is responsible for this market should hang their heads in shame.
I did at least pick up excellent strawberries.