Trading Histories

Market Stall

During the project volunteers manned a series of six-week long stalls. ┬áThis acted as a base to collect oral histories, photographs, drawings, poems and newspaper clippings – really anything people wanted to share to tell their story of the Castle Market.

The stall also became a place to display the information we had gathered. Two students made exhibitions as part of their university coursework based on oral histories and newspaper articles. One stall had a special artwork theme during which we displayed artwork created as part of the project and artwork which had been given to us.

Having a display attracted people to come over and take a look, so helped us collect even more information. It also gave us a small insight into what it is like to run a stall – hard work!

Volunteers at stall