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Ribbon ceremony for market's return

PUBLISHED: 17:28 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:27 12 August 2010

A RIBBON cutting ceremony will mark the return of a popular market to a town centre this Saturday. Deputy Mayor of Bromley Gordon Norrie will launch the market at Maple Road, Penge. He will wear the council chain from the Penge Urban District Council w

A RIBBON cutting ceremony will mark the return of a popular market to a town centre this Saturday.

Deputy Mayor of Bromley Gordon Norrie will launch the market at Maple Road, Penge.

He will wear the council chain from the Penge Urban District Council which will be the first time it has been used in an official ceremony since 1965 when the town joined Bromley borough.

Penge and Cator councillor John Getgood will also attend the ceremony and be the Penge Town Crier for the day.

Mr Getgood said: "So many people have been asking when the market is going to return, it's hard to believe it's actually going to happen. Despite the ups and downs of market, the people of Penge are looking forward to enjoying the experience once again."

Maple Road Market was established in 1921 when the country was recovering from the catastrophe that was World War I.

It went from strength to strength, but by the 1980s and '90s it went into decline. Now, Bromley council has licensed a Farmers market to operate initially for six months on Saturday mornings providing a mixture of fresh produce and crafts goods.

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