'This market has been murdered!' Redevelopment in the 60s and 70s
Watney Street was once lined with bombsites, the remnants of WWII. In 1965 redevelopment began, and the market was temporarily relocated, but the project took over a decade to complete. In 1977, ‘This market has been murdered!’graffiti appeared on a boarded-up shop in Watney Street. The market also began to face competition from local supermarkets. It was only in the 1990s that it began to grow once more.
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