Archive Article: 2002/08/30

30 August 2002

Penrith market has achieved a stay of execution, with local farmers and businesses joining forces to try to prevent its closure. At what should have been Penriths last sale on Wednesday, owner Penrith Farmers and Kidds told staff that it would continue to hold sales until a handover date was agreed, up until Oct 1, if enough money was raised. Farmers pledged £300,000 at a meeting on Tuesday night, leaving another £200,000 to find to secure the markets future. "The enthusiasm from people in the area has been unbelievable," says action group chairman, Andrew Sayer.

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