Open air markets are an historic way of trading. Many towns thrived on them. This particular one dates back to the 12th Century and was once owned by the Lord of Dudley. In common with many others, fresh fruit and vegetables are a staple, along with fabrics, hardware and more modern products such as vaping and mobile phones. Since 1982, it has been in a pedestrian precinct. Dudley Market is open 6 days a week.
Previously, the market had been in the centre of a wide roadway. Photographs from the past show trams alongside. Up until pedestrianisation, this area still had the original cobbles. Rebuilt in 2014, it has been run on behalf of the Council since 2017.
- Taken: 17 Mar 2020
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Yongnuo 50mm F1.8 Prime
- Focal Length 50mm
- 1/60 Sec
- ISO 100