Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bookends, Farnworth

Another bookshop stamp, another story. Last night I came across a paperback that had once found its way in and out of BOOKENDS which was based in Farnworth, near Bolton in North West England.

No idea when, and for how long, they were in business - but judging from their opening days, BOOKENDS must have been a stallholder at Farnworth Market whose trading days were on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

But after serving the local community for a century, Farnworth Market was closed down for good in February 2016. 

But why can't these places be kept going? Instead in comes some kind of sanitised development - often in a location where you need to drive to - and stallholders will inevitably have to pay much higher rates too...

Sadly, the signage reflects that the end was indeed nigh for Farnworth Market...

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