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Plymouth Pannier Market. Our Slough of Despond?

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Message 1 - posted by U5980963, Oct 5, 2006

Would anyone join me in a campaign to purge the current contents and ressurect it as the best source of local westcountry produce anywhere?
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Message 2 - posted by U5980963, Oct 6, 2006

Does this absence of replies mean that no one cares or that preserving even the listed shell is too much or that everyone thinks it's fantastic as it is?


Or has no one ever been in it?
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Message 3 - posted by Dauntless, Oct 8, 2006

The Pannier Market does have good local produce, but one thing is missing. Organic food. Devon is supposed to have the largest area given over to organics than any other county in the UK.....but where is the produce? Not in the Pannier Market, and as far as vegetables are concerned, not on the monthly farmers market either. In fact, can anyone tell me where I can buy LOCAL organic vegetables in Plymouth. The supermarkets don't sell local. I'd like to see the Pannier revamped with more fresh food available, but while we're waiting can an organic grower please at least bring his veggies to the farmers market.
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Message 4 - posted by U5980963, Oct 8, 2006

Riverford have been delivering organic fruit and or veg boxes to many hundreds of Plymothians for 15 years plus. Go to their website.
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Message 5 - posted by John of Paddington, Oct 8, 2006

I thought the SLOUGH of Despond was between Reading and London Airport.
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Message 6 - posted by U5980963, Oct 8, 2006

No its definitely wedged morosely between Cornwall and New George Streets.Betjeman and Bunjan would have found the tawdry content of this enexplicably listed 60s shell equally worthy of the attention of fully loaded B52s.
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Message 7 - posted by 1950sman, Oct 9, 2006

It is a listed 1950s shell (built 1957-1959 and worthy of its status), that has also won a civic trust award, and has been noted by other pannier markets in the country who also have listed status.
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Message 8 - posted by Enoch_P (3), Oct 9, 2006

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Message 9 - posted by Enoch_P (3), Oct 9, 2006

Would anyone join me in a campaign to purge the current contents and ressurect it as the best source of local westcountry produce anywhere?

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Very good idea
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Message 10 - posted by U5980963, Oct 9, 2006

I would remove all those shabby stalls and refit it as a venue for performing arts.
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Message 11 - posted by Enoch_P (3), Oct 10, 2006

Cool, covent garden of the west, a pub (like the puch and Judy), a pasty shop with seats a hive of activity and enjoyment
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Message 12 - posted by U3312314, Oct 10, 2006

Why, hasn't Plymouth got enough theatres?
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Message 13 - posted by U5980963, Oct 10, 2006

No.The others are heavily used.

But it's not just suitable for a Royal Exchange type space, it could be used for lots of things.
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Message 14 - posted by U3220267, Oct 10, 2006

There's Devon for you.
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Message 15 - posted by U5980963, Oct 11, 2006

When are you visiting? You could pass through on your way to Btittany or Santander.

You could check the place over to see if people are as odd as you think. Jop with his zimmer frame will wave from a motorway overbridge while swathed in a fading WWII union flag.
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Message 16 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Oct 18, 2006

I liked the Pannier Market 30 odd years ago when it was fairly modern and we knew no better. Now it is the worst feature of the centre and needs a complete change.If the proposal for Colin Campbell car park area gets the go ahead - laughingly called the East End project that bit of town will become even more weird.I see the suggestions that:

1) its cleared out and turned into an entertainment venue. I like that. Maybe a music stage or theatre in the round;or
2) that a state of the art architecturally brave new produce market be build somewhere like Armada Way selling the very best of all kinds of local produce. I like that too.Everywhere else I've travelled to on short hops from Plymouth or Bristol seems to have a first rate market, something we oddly lack.
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Message 17 - posted by U6532874, Nov 7, 2006

The pannier market is awful. They obviously didn't complete Plymouth's slum clearance plan.Perhaps there's no money to buy out the stall holders and start again elsewhere?
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Message 18 - posted by 1950sman, Nov 8, 2006

But a great building though. Shame about the modifications.
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Message 19 - posted by U6532874, Nov 8, 2006

I like the idea of in the round performances.
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