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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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The Manchester markets are separate and a map shows a "market run" which is a good idea. We should in 2013 start at Brindleyplace then Cen Sq, Cham Sq, Vic Sq, Upper New St, then break it up so that it begins again at the old Island House (if it is landscaped) then down to MP. Good maps and signage would be enough for high visitor levels.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #22
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What about having them extend up broad street with the food and drink sections down there? Would make sense
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #23
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What about having them extend up broad street with the food and drink sections down there? Would make sense
but where on the road? no space for them up there unless you close the carriageway
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #24
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Broad Street will be pedestrianised at some point I think?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #25
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Broad Street will be pedestrianised at some point I think?
not in this plan period
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #26
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Middle of the road and close it off, leave a taxi rank at the bottom end jus before the Hyatt and at the top near gatecrasher.

It was closed for conservative conference and its easy enough to get around with it closed so why not?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #27
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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #28
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some more pics from the BBC
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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #29
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Crazy to see lots of green leaves still.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #30
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Holy night!! there's some miserable feckers on this forum.

The Christmas Market is ace, fact.

God rest ye.
Yes, I agree. Just had my first glühwein and ostrich burger. Love it!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #31
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The Manchester markets are separate and a map shows a "market run" which is a good idea. We should in 2013 start at Brindleyplace then Cen Sq, Cham Sq, Vic Sq, Upper New St, then break it up so that it begins again at the old Island House (if it is landscaped) then down to MP. Good maps and signage would be enough for high visitor levels.
Why? It's great as it is and fantastically successful. Be satisfied!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #32
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Wait until next year when Centenary Square is fully open again!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #33
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30 coaches from around the country came yesterday for the opening night according to news reports.

Don't change it I say, it's brilliant as it is.

Moving it, splitting it, making it less compact etc... will all potentially jeapordise it's popularity.

Okay so some people avoid it, but clearly millions of others dont. Changing it to appease a tiny minority would be utterly mindless.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #34
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30 coaches from around the country came yesterday for the opening night according to news reports.

Don't change it I say, it's brilliant as it is.

Moving it, splitting it, making it less compact etc... will all potentially jeapordise it's popularity.

Okay so some people avoid it, but clearly millions of others dont. Changing it to appease a tiny minority would be utterly mindless.


Could not agree more, its a major toutist attraction annually for the region and should stay as it is...it bring money to the region and it a big marketing tool to get people talking abouty and visiting the city,
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #35
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Don't break a winning format seems a good starting point but I do think there is something in the idea of spreading it out a bit next year... The reopening of centenary square should help and there its scope to spread it to high st too
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #36
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #37
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Just the one pic BrumX ?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #38
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Yeah, cause i was a bit drunk, he he he
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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #39
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Went last night for my birthday, enjoyed it tremendously, probably spent £50 just on food as it's all overpriced (but nice); but it is really, really badly lain out.

New Street is nicer this year as there is only one row of stalls along the lower half, meaning the shops around it are accessible and there isn't a flood of people.

But once you get to Council House it is so, so packed in, for the main attraction which is the frankfurters; pleasant sitting on the fountain eating them but so jammed in! It really doesn't need to be, they could easily have stretched it out, leaving more good stalls to go through the library and even in other directions.

The area around the ICC was disappointing. £4 each for the wheel was a bit prohibitive, but regardless, this area was surrounded by a tacky funfair, and then cheap, crap stalls leading to the Library. It was nice to have a sort of alternative market here but there wasn't a good enough mix of the German stalls along with it. Then the craft market was nice but the Paradise Forum is empty, with the shops closed, so no real incentive to walk through it (we only did because I kept insisting there was more on the other side, my family wouldn't believe me).

Overall a very enjoyable night. Great parking, great city to drive around (hired a car for the weekend, not normally a car family), just needs a little tweaking.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #40
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Happy Birthday for yesters Badgers! Don't your family travel into Brum much?
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