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  Market Harborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland.
Market Harborough is located in a rural part of south Leicestershire right next to the Northamptonshire border, and is roughly 15 miles (24 km) south of Leicester.
Market Harborough was founded in the 12th century as a market town to provide a market to boost the economy of the surrounding area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Market_Harborough   (280 words)

 Market town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Market towns are opposed to villages, which are typically smaller and do not have this right, and to cities, which are typically larger and often have additional rights.
Market towns were an important feature of rural life, as some place names remind us: Market Drayton, Market Harborough, Chipping Norton and Chipping Sodbury - "chipping" being derived from an Saxon word, meaning "to buy".
The Swedish equivalent to a market town was köping; the Finnish is kauppala.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Market_town   (324 words)

 TOWN - Definition
Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.
The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.
{Town meeting}, a legal meeting of the inhabitants of a town entitled to vote, for the transaction of public bisiness.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/town   (360 words)

 Market Town of Leoben
Wastel (white bread) is one of the prizes of the market, along with cheeses, lettuces, cabbages, carrots, hazelnuts from Admont, herring from the north (dried and salted), and wool.
His greatest power is to expel someone from the market, and three mercenaries loyal to the Bishop attend him bearing the red coat of the Abbey.
Each market he tells the tale of the camel he once ate, and how a baby Moor was found when they cut open the beast's hump.
www.unc.edu /~murphy/rabenstein/leoben.html   (765 words)

 University of Wales, Lampeter - The Town of Lampeter
University of Wales, Lampeter - The Town of Lampeter
A small, thriving market town, Lampeter is set in the Teifi Valley in the county of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire).
Lampeter has long been a market town and centre for commerce for the area, and as such, ancient traditions are still evident through town events such as a stallion show, sheepdog trials, an agricultural show and the Eisteddfod (festival of Welsh culture).
www.lamp.ac.uk /uni/lampeter.htm   (573 words)

 The Official website of Tavistock Farmers' Market
Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town.
Surveys were undertaken at that market and the economic evidence alone was sufficient to show that the Farmers Market was an asset for the town and should continue.
Tavistock is a fascinating ancient market town lying in the heart of the beautiful West Devon countryside, at the gateway to Dartmoor.
www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com   (1261 words)

 Lutterworth Leicestershire, an english market town
By 1485 and the end of the medieval period the town was flourishing.
The Georgian Period 1714 AD – 1837 AD This period had a lasting effect on the town as many of the building were built to support the coaches that came through the town.
In 1963 a new road was built having a significant effect on the town – the M1.
www.thisislutterworth.com   (789 words)

 Great Public Spaces: Old Town Alexandria / Market Square | Project for Public Spaces (PPS) - Placemaking for Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Includes King, Union, and Prince Streets, Alexandria, VA Old Town Alexandria is a mixed-use, historic neighborhood with a central market square and city hall.
Old Town Alexandria is a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented community that is accessible by the METRO.
Market Square at City Hall is a space that encourages sociability, and serves as a meeting place for couples and small groups.
www.pps.org /gps/one?public_place_id=506   (351 words)

 Introduction to Needham Market
The people who live in Needham Market are proud of their town which is full of historic interest as well as being up to date in all that is on offer to its residents.
The Town Council hope that through this website people will be able to learn more about the place in which they are living or visiting.
There are several annual events taking place in the town and these include the Art Show over the Easter weekend, the Community Carol service at the Community Centre in December, Carols with Father Christmas, also in December, a Football Club Fete on August Bank Holiday and a splendid Firework Display in November.
www.onesuffolk.co.uk /NeedhamMktTC   (284 words)

 Wealden District Council - Market Town Regeneration
Wealden has a number of small market towns that act as service centres to their surrounding rural areas.
Market Town Partnerships can play a key role in the Regeneration of their towns.
Wealden Market Town Partnerships have been carrying out community consultation to find out the needs of their local community and working on projects to address these needs.
www.wealden.gov.uk /Business/Economic_Regeneration/market_town_regeneration.aspx   (258 words)

 Final obstacles being cleared to bring farm market to town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She said $100 a week might even be too much to charge the North Union Farmers Market, the non-profit group seeking to bring the event to Lakewood on eight consecutive Wednesdays this summer.
The market is also being presented as a pilot project, so any ordinance addressing the fee would have to be revisited if the market returned next year.
Smith said the markets help fight urban sprawl by providing an outlet for farmers to sell their produce, allowing them to keep farm property in outlying areas that might otherwise be redeveloped.
www.sunnews.com /news/1999/0506/wmarket.htm   (340 words)

Similar initiatives are being carried out by Market Towns throughout the country using the Healthcheck as a means to identify local needs and draw up an Action Plan.
The study identified various projects and initiatives that oculd benefit from support from the Market Towns Initiative in the period 2002 -2006 but no additional funding was granted as part of the initiative except for the salary and associated costs for the employment of the Market Towns Initiative Projects Officer.
Thhe Market Towns Initiative Projects Officer, Valerie Apted, was appointed in April 2003 to bring together agencies in the town to develop and seek funding for a range of projects to meet the local needs highlighted in the 'Healthcheck'.
www.n-e-businessbuilder.co.uk /PageRender/render.aspx?site=645   (200 words)

 CHERTSEY - Online Information article about CHERTSEY
The town is the centre of a Iarge residential district.
As the centre of an agricultural district the markets of Chertsey were important and are still held.
Ascension day; and a market on Mondays was obtained in 1282.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CHA_CHR/CHERTSEY.html   (818 words)

 The historic Town of New Market, Virginia: town information, events, news, employment.
The historic Town of New Market, Virginia: town information, events, news, employment.
All of the employees and elected officials of the Town hope you will find our website easy to use, informative, and helpful, and we trust your visit is a pleasant one.
For our citizens and neighbors, it is our aim to further improve your awareness of Town activities and issues, to seek your input concerning those matters, and to make it easier for you to access information from other resources through the use of links to other websites.
www.newmarketvirginia.com   (184 words)

 The Market Weighton Town Crier
At the Annual Town Council Meeting of Market Weighton Town Council held on Wednesday 11th May 2005 at the Town Hall, Cllr Stephen King was elected unopposed as Town Mayor for the 2005/6 Civic Year.
Following the successful meeting in Market Weighton, on 21 July 2004, St John Ambulance is now actively seeking applications from people interested in providing first aid, care and support in their community, on a voluntary basis.
Market Weighton's first Local Producers Market got off to a resounding success on Saturday 24th April, and was attended by large crowds visiting the large number of stalls offering a wide range of goods.
www.wicstun.com /news   (811 words)

 Ignacio man touts town flea market
Town Manager Balty Quintana explained the plan will provide more training and require stringent paperwork to increase the safety of the system.
If the town receives the grant, a system could be operating by October, he said.
Senecal also is working to implement a town energy-management program, which will provide residential energy audits and try to help sponsor a solar water-heating project at the local car wash.
www.durangoherald.com /archives/Business/biz533.htm   (502 words)

 Farmers market seeks town’s help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Town Manager Kathryn Ruth told councilors, “There is plenty of room around town for everybody.” She said a simple, clear resolve could settle the issue and could designate areas for the market and areas for other vendors.
Councilors also were confused about why the town would have anything to do with the operation of the program beyond helping to fund it.
Ruth said she would put together a memo that indicated what an annual budget for such a program would be, where the franchise fees went, and how the town would be expected to participate in the program.
www.pittsfield.org /new2/052202_farmersm.htm   (582 words)

 Millom and Area Market Town Initiative Home Page
It is separated from the Furness peninsular by the Duddon Estuary and is bounded to the west by the Irish Sea.
The coastal and the fell environments that surround the town have high landscape value located adjacent to the Lake District National Park and the Duddon Estuary, the latter having international recognition for its significance as a wildlife habitat.
It was with the discovery and exploitation of the iron ore deposits at Hodbarrow that the town grew and prospered.
www.copelandbc.gov.uk /ms/www/MILLOM   (321 words)

 RMT Rural Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Launched in July 2002, the Renaissance Market Towns programme is a pioneering 10-year plan to support sustainable small towns in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The development of a fully operational and sustainable ‘Town Team’ whose role it is to drive the Renaissance Market Towns process forward.
The first round of Renaissance Market Towns, launched in 2003, have now completed their Delivery Plans and many are now beginning to move into the delivery phase, which is a testament to effective partnership building within each of their Town Teams.
www.rmtportal.com   (233 words)

 Cabinet.com | Amherst approves farmers’ market for town green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Residents who live near the green said they support having a farmers’ market somewhere in town but fear locating it on the on the common will turn their peaceful park into a commercial complex.
Will Ludt said that the market was a means of “increasing commercialization of a historic district,” and reminded the selectmen that the green is zoned residential.
Before the board voted unanimously to allow the farmers’ market, pending input from the planning board and the historic district commission, resident Leslie Hubbard suggested that the permit be granted on an annual basis and that the market be re-evaluated each year.
www.cabinet.com /headlines/2004/04/CAB04.01.04.html   (626 words)

 Market town event information - Action for Market Towns
The aim of these events is to share experiences in regenerating market towns in the West Midlands and to look at possible solutions to common issues.
The programme should be equally valuable to both established partnerships that are planning for what happens next after the Market Towns Initiative, and those Group 3 towns that are newly formed or new to the Initiative.
As hosts for the event, Craven Arms will be showcasing the innovative succession plan for its own town partnership as well as a planned £8million regeneration scheme in the town.
www.towns.org.uk /eventmaster/t_eventinfo.php?refnum=117   (296 words)

 Berkhamsted Farmer French market History Saxon market town
It was the policy of the Saxons that all retail trade should be conducted at markets; and it seems that all Saxon Boroughs had markets.
It was not until the 21st century (French market June 2003) that a Sunday market was again held—the first since 1218.
The Market Fund is a separate charitable trust that is required to donate all its surpluses to Berkhamsted Town Hall Trust.
www.angelfire.com /journal/ggbtps/bth_mkt_hist.htm   (199 words)

 Market shift: Town homes are part of the plan - Friday, 02/04/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
And to give you an idea of how our market is shifting from primarily single-family communities, we also spoke to a builder who's one of several offering new products to answer the different housing needs of empty nesters, young professionals and single buyers.
Built as four- to five-plexes, there will be three town home floor plans ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,600 square feet, two with master suites down and one with the master up.
A typical town home buyer is either a first-timer — a single professional or a young married couple — a move-down empty nester, or a family in need of an interim home.
www.tennessean.com /williamsonam/realestate/news/archives/05/01/65180008.shtml?Element_ID=65180008   (1687 words)

 Market Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Market Town is seen as the local authority website provider and for the last two years has won awards for its websites.
Western-super-Mare’s town council has been commended for their Market Town website thanks to its ease of navigation, depth of information and friendly, encouraging approach.
Market Town have developed a new web site for Parish Councils designed to satisfy all the councils requirements and giver the community a valuable source of community information.
www.market-town.com   (622 words)

 Ridge Spring Creates Seasonal Town Farmers Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
RIDGE SPRING---To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the town’s incorporation in 1882, the Ridge Spring Development Association is sponsoring a farmers market every Saturday, June 15 to September 15, 2002, in the Town Square.
The concept of a farmers market in the center of a town is a lesson to non-farmers in the importance of agriculture, especially to a town like Ridge Spring and to a state like South Carolina.
Also, direct marketing of farm products not only helps farmers supplement their family income, but seasonal retail markets have proven to be successful in attracting visitors to rural areas.
www.scda.state.sc.us /pressreleases/archives/2002pressreleases/may/pressreleases/rdgspg.htm   (271 words)

 Thirsk Market Town North Yorkshire England Darrowby James Herriot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Whilst Thirsk and Sowerby cannot boast the big name "chainstores" of larger towns and shopping malls it is more than adequately provided for with the smaller establishments one would hope to find in a small old fashioned market town.
Thirsk Market days are Mondays and Saturdays when the south side of the Market Place has a variety of stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables, candles, computer games to health food, clothing and hardware.
As befits a market town and a former mail-coach posting stage the market place is still ringed by public houses most of which provide food.
www.thirsk.org.uk /index2.html   (482 words)

 Market Towns Introduction - Market Towns Toolkit & the Market Towns Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Market Towns are important places in rural England, not only for people living in the town but also for visitors and people in nearby rural areas.
The Market Towns Toolkit contains practical guidance and information for local people who want to take am active part in revitalising market towns.
It is designed to help local communities find ways to assess and improve the vitality of their town and surrounding area.
www.countryside.gov.uk /market-towns   (302 words)

 Richmond, North Yorkshire - Richmond Town Council - Welcome
Richmond Town Council still holds its meetings in the Council Chamber, which was furnished in its present form by Waring and Gillow in 1956.
Richmond retained the tiltles and ceremonial robes of both its first citizen, now the Town Mayor of Richmond, and the Town Clerk, as well as the impressive civic entourage of two serjeants-at-mace plus two halbediers.
It was built by Richmond Corporation in 1756 for social occassions on the site of a much earlier giuldhall belonging to to the religous fraternity of St John the Baptist, which had assumed an important role in the life of medieval Richmond.
www.richmond.org.uk /towncouncil   (194 words)

 Irish Examiner - 2005/01/14: Fear stalks streets of busy market town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
THERE is a growing sense of fear in Midleton with parents worried the killer may strike again.The murder of Robert Holohan brought normal life to a halt in the busy market town.
People on the town’s main street expressed fear that his killers were still on the loose.
The town, which has a population of around 17,000, provided many of the volunteers who spent thousands of hours searching woods, lakes and ditches for the young schoolboy.
archives.tcm.ie /irishexaminer/2005/01/14/story562657166.asp   (405 words)

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