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Wakefield Market moving

Vaccination site forces market to find new home


This year will mark the 24th anniversary of the Wakefield Market and its second year being held under COVID-19 restrictions. However, the fight against the virus will require the market to find a new home.


People at the Wakefield Market stood two metres apart outside the Centre Wakefield-La Pêche in May 2020. This year, the vaccination clinic in the community centre has forced the market organizers to find another place to hold the weekly market. Low Down file photo
People at the Wakefield Market stood two metres apart outside the Centre Wakefield-La Pêche in May 2020. This year, the vaccination clinic in the community centre has forced the market organizers to find another place to hold the weekly market. Low Down file photo

The market is usually held throughout the warmer seasons, starting on Saturdays in May and running until the middle of October at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche. This year, the community centre is being used as a vaccination site and there just isn’t enough parking for both.