Market Hall Memorial for Mike
A memorial bench has been sited within Shrewsbury Indoor Market, close to where a long-established trader ran his market stall.
The late Mike Jones and his wife, Jean, ran their business together for over thirty years, selling antiques and collectibles.
Rob Miles, market officer for Shrewsbury Town Council, said: "There has always been a bench in this area prior to the Coronavirus pandemic and Mike would sit and have light-hearted banter with fellow traders and customers.
“Sadly, Mike passed away in April 2020 and it was decided that once Covid-19 restrictions were eased and it was safer for people to sit and chat, a new bench would be installed and bear Mike's name."
Funds of around £320 were donated by members of the public, which have been put towards the total cost of the new bench, which has been hand-crafted by local wood worker, Chris Nangle.
Whilst Mike is no longer at the helm, his business continues to thrive as "Generations & Good Night Sweetheart" run by Olli, Mike’s grandson, and Teri, his daughter, all under the watchful eye of Jean.
Published: 08 April 2022