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Markets in Louth


Louth is chiefly a market town. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the centre livens up as the Cornmarket is taken over by market stalls. There are auctions of plants, game and household items on certain days. But that's not all.

On Friday mornings the Louth Town and Country market takes place in the British Legion Hall on Northgate. This features various craft and produce stalls, such as jewellery, clothing and cakes.

Every three weeks or so there is a farmers market, again in the Cornmarket. Ostrich burgers have been available at this in the past, and there are usually good speciality meats, cheeses and local produce to be bought. The timing of this is not very regular, normally it's the second to last Friday in every month.

Louth has an indoor market every day of the week, with entrances from New Street and the Cornmarket. However, the biggest market of the year is the annual Christmas market. This doubles as a fair and a public concert and features a lot of local craft and charity stalls that don't appear at any other time.

Articles about markets and shopping

ELDC Ponders The Livestock Market Again        

ELDC Ponders The Livestock Market Again

The district council has launched a consultation over the cattle market, and the decision will profoundly affect the farming community and retail in Louth for years to come.
August 2017
Town Council Round-Up: Town Partnership, Housing Fund, And Fulmar Drive        

Town Council Round-Up: Town Partnership, Housing Fund, And Fulmar Drive

The town partnership may have lost its funding, but other organisations have emerged to take over some of its roles. The town council also scrutinises detailed plans for 148 homes.
March 2015
Town Council Round-Up: Markets, Council Tax, And Ramsgate Road        

Town Council Round-Up: Markets, Council Tax, And Ramsgate Road

Town councillors slam the decline of the Louth market and discuss its cause.
January 2015
Events Round-Up: Food Festival, Opening Of The Horse Steps, And Louth In Bloom        

Events Round-Up: Food Festival, Opening Of The Horse Steps, And Louth In Bloom

Louth was abuzz thanks to events celebrating the regeneration of a historical beauty spot, floral enhancements, and local food.
July 2014
Should The Town Centre Be Pedestrianised On Market Days?        

Should The Town Centre Be Pedestrianised On Market Days?

We polled people about a proposal to block Mercer Row and part of Eastgate to vehicles.
June 2014
ELDC Recommends The Sale Of The Cattle Market        

ELDC Recommends The Sale Of The Cattle Market

The ELDC executive met to consider the future of the cattle market. Is its sale a done deal?
June 2014
Figures Fly In A Public Meeting Over Supermarket Provision        

Figures Fly In A Public Meeting Over Supermarket Provision

There was lively debate at a public meeting about supermarket provision and the livestock market.
April 2014
KLS Release A Statement About Move Louth Forward        

KLS Release A Statement About Move Louth Forward

The pressure group responds to the formation of a lobby group aimed at bringing another supermarket to the town.
March 2014
Round-Up: Library Lobbying And Petitions        

Round-Up: Library Lobbying And Petitions

Save Lincolnshire Libraries prepares to lobby MPs, whilst various groups fight for the future of the livestock market.
March 2014
The Majority Do Not Want Another Big Supermarket In Louth        

The Majority Do Not Want Another Big Supermarket In Louth

Does Louth need another big supermarket? As the district council consider selling the cattle market, our poll shows that many people believe it does not.
February 2014
Images From The Fourth Victorian Fayre        

Images From The Fourth Victorian Fayre

The 2013 annual Victorian Family Fayre featured stalls, entertainment, and dressing up.
October 2013
Council Round-Up: Wind Farms And Flood Risks        

Council Round-Up: Wind Farms And Flood Risks

The town council deliberate over green issues, skate park noise, and plans for houses on flood-prone land.
August 2013
Council Round-Up: Wildflowers, Mosh Pits, And Multi-Million Pound Devaluations        

Council Round-Up: Wildflowers, Mosh Pits, And Multi-Million Pound Devaluations

Plans are unveiled for increasing biodiversity at the cemetery, and refurbishing and improving Louth's cattle market on a large scale.
August 2013
Out Petitioning For The Libraries        

Out Petitioning For The Libraries

The fight to save Lincolnshire libraries from the drastic cuts planned by Lincolnshire County Council goes on.
August 2013
Outrage At Cattle Market Meeting        

Outrage At Cattle Market Meeting

People gathered to discuss the future of the cattle market, amidst fears that ELDC are about to sell this town asset to supermarket developers.
July 2013
Council Round-Up: Biomass Boilers And Cattle Market Concerns        

Council Round-Up: Biomass Boilers And Cattle Market Concerns

The town council talk about the cattle market, surface water flooding, and plans for biomass boilers.
May 2013
Council Round-Up: 1000 Homes, A New Mayor, And A Scrapyard        

Council Round-Up: 1000 Homes, A New Mayor, And A Scrapyard

The Localism agenda has serious implications for planning, which may impact a major development on Legbourne Road.
March 2013
Council Round-Up: Retail Strategy, Fewer District Councillors, and a Speed Limit        

Council Round-Up: Retail Strategy, Fewer District Councillors, and a Speed Limit

Members of the town council criticised the retail report produced by Nathaniel Lichfield and partners. A lot.
January 2013
Town Council Round-Up: Widening Church Street, and Two Kinds of Stink        

Town Council Round-Up: Widening Church Street, and Two Kinds of Stink

Will Church Street get widened? Will the smell on Legbourne Road ever go away? And did the Louth Area Committee really break out into a mud fight as soon as I left?
November 2012
Louth Area Committee: Parking Enforcement, Town Hall and Markets        

Louth Area Committee: Parking Enforcement, Town Hall and Markets

Parking enforcement has yet to change hands, but market traders are already complaining of heavy-handed tactics.
November 2012
The 2012 Victorian Family Fayre        

The 2012 Victorian Family Fayre

The third annual Victorian Family Fayre was bigger, better, and thanks to George Horton camper than ever before.
October 2012
Ambulances, Skate Parks and Storage Containers        

Ambulances, Skate Parks and Storage Containers

You know what this cemetery needs to spruce it up? A giant shipping container!
July 2012
Sausagegate: The Reek Of Desperation        

Sausagegate: The Reek Of Desperation

Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders causes a stir with her sausage costume.
June 2012
2012 Louth Town Meeting        

2012 Louth Town Meeting

The annual town meeting saw town finances and the impact of the Localism Bill explained.
April 2012
2011 Christmas Craft Market        

2011 Christmas Craft Market

The market organised by Louth Lions featured all kinds of crafts and local creativity.
December 2011


 


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A Save Louth Livestock Market poster

Save Louth Livestock Market posters have appeared in shops around the town.

August 12 2017

The interior of Louth Livestock Market

The interior of Louth Livestock Market.

August 10 2017

The sheep pens at Louth Livestock Market

The empty sheep pens at Louth Livestock Market after trading has finished for the day.

August 10 2017

Louth Cattle Market

A consultation about the future of Louth Cattle Market launched in July 2017.

August 5 2017


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