Shrewsbury Market Hall: A Day in the Life

  • Tony Clarkson

A journalistic ‘current history’ of life inside the love-it-or-hate-it Market Hall in Shrewsbury. A record of the day-to-day from inside the 1965 landmark with reflections and opinions of the people there.

An observational essay with interviews and insights from the wide variety of tenants backed up with candid images of their everyday goings-on.

A self-initiated project: Author/Photographer/Designer

Synopsis:


Over the last few years, the Market Hall in Shrewsbury has become ever more popular; there’s a real community inside, it’s now a real ‘place to be’.

Completed in 1965, it is filled with a wide range of lifestyles, from traditional fruit and veg merchants, butchers, florists, many have traded there for over 30 years.

Now new traders have set up alongside; a coffeehouse, traditional barbers, organic wine merchant, even artists studios. This is an example of a day-in-the-life of the market, an observational essay with interviews and insights from the wide variety of tenants, backed up with candid images of their everyday goings-on.