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SUGGESTED CONVERSION OF FISH AND BUTTER MARKET 1927

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By Halfhidden on Mar 13, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    At the meeting of Penzance Town Council, this Wednesday 14th September 1927, the Markets Committee reported that their meeting on August 23rd, the Chairman (Coun. R. Hall) explained in detail the proposed scheme for converting the whole of the Fish Market and a portion of the Butter Market into a Carcase Market, and the committee recommended that the Surveyor be instructed to prepare plan, specification and estimate for carrying out the work, and in so doing to meet the requirements of the Medical Officer of Health and Sanitary Committee.

    At a previous meeting of the Committee a letter was received from the Surveyor's Department at the G.P.O. lodging a formal complaint against the proposed conversion of the Prince's-street Market into a Carcase Market; and a petition from several owners and occupiers of properties in or adjacent to the Prince's-street Market as to the Council's proposal. The Committee recommended that no action be taken thereon, but that the scheme be proceeded with.

    A letter was received from Mr. T. H. Rodda as to the purchase price of the present Carcase Market, and another " letter from Messrs. Vivian Thomas and Son asking for a lease of the present Carcase Market for a term of 99 years for the purpose of erecting a shop. The Committee deferred consideration of these pending further developments.

    The Committee recommended that they be authorised to negotiate with Mr Rowe, coal merchant, in Bread-street, the owner, to lease from him a portion of his premises now occupied by the Camborne and District Hide and Skin Company for the purpose of a new hide and skin market, as this would obviate the necessity of hides being carted through the main thoroughfares of the town, and be equally convenient to buyers and sellers as the existing market. Supplementing the reports, Coun. Hall said it had been in the minds of the Markets Committee for some time that they were not justified retaining the very valuable site occupied by the carcase market for the small amount of revenue they received. He pointed out that there were several stalls unoccupied in the meat market, and the meat carcases could be hung there. As to the pork carcases, these had dropped to about 30 a week. The pigs were being sent away alive to the factories’. Years ago these would have been killed in the country and brought to the market. The small amount of revenue from the carcase market, therefore, did not justify the committee in retaining the site for that purpose. "We have space at the bottom of the butter market." proceeded Coun. Hall, "where we provided a fish market which has not been bringing in any revenue at all for years. We now suggest that we utilise the bottom portion of that market for the few carcases of pork that we receive and that also set aside a small portion and have it as a fish market.
     

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