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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1770, Sunday, February 28, 1830

Revival of Hungerford Market

On Friday, a very respectable meeting took place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, for the purpose of considering the propriety of reviving Hungerford Market. Mr. Courtney, the chairman, stated that the expense necessary to effect this object was estimated to be 210,000l., and it was proposed to raise that sum in shares of 100l. each. The property belonged to a gentleman named Wyse who required the sum of 110,000l. for the purchase; the other 100,000l. would be laid out in erecting the buildings, and in other incidental expenses. The advantage to the inhabitants of Westminster, by the project being carried into effect, would be exceedingly important, particularly as a fish and vegetable market, which commodities would he conveyed to the market without the expenses attendant upon land-carriage. Mr. Baring, M.P. recommended the adoption of the plan, as one calculated to he very beneficial to the inhabitants of Westminster. He thought that a fish-market ought to be established in a more western part of the metropolis than Billingsgate, as the price would be much cheaper, and the consumption greater. It was then proposed that books be opened to receive the names of subscribers; and that on Thursday next a general meeting of the subscribers be held In the same place, to appoint a committee, &c. &c. The meeting, after passing a vote of thanks to the chairman, then separated.

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