In its 1930s heyday Chatsworth market is
reported to have had up to 200 stalls running 4?5 days a week, extending along the
full length of the high street. The number of stalls and market days decreased
slowly in post?war years, until the market eventually closed around 1990.
After many years of campaigning by local residents and traders, the market
returned in 2010 and has been running weekly since June 2011.
The market is
established as a regular Sunday market used by local people (Voted in top five
places to shop in London by Time Out magazine) and is continuing to grow, providing
a place to shop, meet friends or entertain the kids. The long-term plan is to grow
the number of stalls, providing more choice for local residents and bringing
increased business to the traders on the street.