Re opening

Thursday 3rd December 2020. 9am till 5pm


Huge care and attention has been paid to maximising the markets capacity to enable maximum social distancing for you. Hand sanitiser stations have been installed in the entrances. We hope that these changes will actually make shopping even easier and safer for everyone.

Our normal opening hours are:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am till 5pm.

Individual traders may operate different hours. Not all traders will open every day but 90% are.

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THANK YOU, to you the public for your incredible support of our traders throughout this lockdown period.

We have become the first port of call for many dressmakers, brides-to-be, fashion students and crafters alike. We’ve curated a diverse array of styles and designs of fabric and haberdashery, you’ll be sure to find something you like.
We also offer a whole range of general and alternative goods.

Lorraine Ovenall says

“Just love coming here, fantastic atmosphere, friendly people and lots of bargains too. Lots of places to grab a bite to eat and just soak up the atmosphere of this diverse and vibrant place.”

Trading for Over 850 years 


The Bull Ring viewed from the High Street in the 1880s.


The market legally began in 1154 when Peter de Bermingham, a local landowner, obtained a Charter of Marketing Rights from King Henry IIInitially, a textile trade began developing in the area and it was first mentioned in 1232 in a document, in which one merchant is described as a business partner to William de Bermingham and being in the ownership of four weavers, a smith, a tailor and a purveyor. Seven years later, another document described another mercer in the area. Within the next ten years, the area developed into a leading market town and a major cloth trade was established.


New Fabric Stall

Nowhere else you will find such an array of colour and choice for Fabric and haberdashery from the comprehensive range we carry, which is sourced from around the world.

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