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Teenage Market coming to Boston next week

Posted on 26 May 2023

We are pleased to announce that Boston will host its first Teenage Market next Saturday (3 June), providing young traders and performers with the chance to showcase their creative products and talents for free.

The Teenage Market is a fast-growing nationwide initiative set up by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt in Stockport to transform our town and city centres with the creativity of young people.

The energy, diversity and vibrancy of the young people who take part in Teenage Markets is helping to bring life back into high streets, town centres and market areas all across the country, with events being run in over 25 locations.

Boston Market operates in the Market Place every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year. Trading fairs or "marts" have been held in Boston since at least the 12th Century - the earliest historic record of a fair or "mart" is in 1132. In 1545 Boston obtained its Charter of Incorporation from Henry VIII, via his son Edward VI.

Councillor Dale Broughton, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Town Centre and Markets, said: We are really looking forward to bringing this amazing opportunity to Boston to enable local young people to trade on our historic market. For us to be able to give young people a chance to showcase their fledgling businesses and creative talents is so importance to us."

He added, "With so many positive opportunities coming out of this, our aim is all about inspiring the next generation of market traders in Boston and we hope this motivates them to trade with us in future."

"The future of markets nationwide is in the hands of young people and we hope to be a small part of making sure markets remain at the heart of this and other historic market towns across the country."

Please support local young traders and performers by visiting the Teenage Market in Market Place, Boston on Saturday 3 June.

If you are aged 25 or under and want to get involved please visit

You can 'Like' The Teenage Market on Facebook and follow them on Twitter through their account: @teenage_market