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Oral History Interviews – Market

Listen below to audio clips taken from interviews conducted by our volunteers with the community reflecting on 800 years of Loughborough’s market.

Mike Jones

Mike talks about market geography & childhood memories

Photo provided by Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers

Abida Akram

Abida talks about her love of the market

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Jola Sularz

Jola talks about choosing fruit

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Esther Shaw

Esther talks about selling Christmas trees

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Carol McCaughan

Carol talks about which of her slippers were bestsellers

Photo provided by Carol McCaughan

Gillian Kitchener

Gillian talks about the camaraderie amongst the stallholders

Photo provided by Gillian Kitchener

Mick Jackson

Mick talks about health and safety on the stalls

 Photo provided by Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers