Trading Histories

Excavating Words

Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, joined us for three workshops in which shoppers and volunteers wrote poems about the Castle Market. These can be found in the Creative Zone of the website.

The poems included a new market charter for 2013, inspired by a trip to the archives to see the original market charter granted to Sheffield in 1296 to allow the city a weekly market and a yearly fair.  Just over 700 years later it was felt an update was much needed.

Hannah - Poem 2compressed