Markets are built on trade. For centuries, the focus of trade was at markets and fairs. Medieval markets were presided over by a cross, called the market cross or high cross. Market crosses were built by the market authority. In the rare event that one was donated by a private benefactor, it would generally be taken over and maintained by the authority.
Who was the authority? The valuable right to hold a market was granted by the Crown. Many such grants were made to monasteries and manorial lords in the Middle Ages. Poorly-placed markets died away; successful ones became the hub of a market town. The Dissolution and the growing independence of successful boroughs meant that by Elizabethan times markets were more likely to be run by a corporation, perhaps developed from a merchant guild.
In Medieval Worcester there was a weekly Worcester market and after 1218 an annual fair. In the Middle Ages fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year. Buyers and Sellers would come from all over Herefordshire and Worcestershire to attend a Worcester fair. The number of fairs increased during the Middle Ages and by 1500 there were four.
Why not visit our Brilliant Wall Art stall at the Worcester High Street Market on one of the forthcoming Saturdays?
Is Stratford-upon-Avon nearer for you to visit? We are also at Stratford Upon Avon Waterside Market every Sunday.
This winter we are showcasing our diverse range of fireside accessories. These feature essential items to furnish the perfect fireplace. Whether communal or residential, Brilliant Wall Art will ensure that the perfect fire is maintained. Our popular accessories include our fire companion sets, fireplace screens, fire pokers, fireside accessories, decorative fire screens, coal buckets and shovels, that will easily facilitate a nice, warm fire.
Please hurry whilst stocks last. Many of our pieces of wall art or our fireside range are on sale at these market days with large discounts on selected items. Why not spend a few minutes browsing our website, before visiting our market stall. We offer a myriad of products and ideas.
We have many metal wall art items, all of which are carefully crafted from metal and easy you for to wall mount. They range from metal wall art flowers, trees, fish, sailing yachts, lizards, painted glass, candle sticks, clocks etc.…you will be spoilt for choice.
Our beautiful Metal Ornament animal sculptures are popular this year. Our Top Three favourite metal sculpture choices are:
An elegant freestanding sculpture suitable for the home or garden. It is handmade from metal in a black, grey, silver metallic finish and is individually boxed.
This baby horse (foal) metal figure is an elegant freestanding sculpture suitable for the home or garden. It is handmade from metal in a black, grey, silver metallic finish and is individually boxed.
This intricate metal standing stag statue is an elegant freestanding sculpture suitable for the home or garden. It is handmade from metal in a black, grey, metallic finish. There is minor assembly required and it is individually boxed.
Please come and visit our stalls every Saturday at the Worcester UpMarket and every Sunday at the Stratford Upon Avon Waterside Market.
If you would like to know more about any of our collections across our Website, please contact us today.
From everyone at Brilliant Wall Art, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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