On the 15th May 2009, Paddys Market was finally closed by Glagow City Council.
Long seen a ‘blight’ by the community, the market, housed in railway arches, sold junk for over 200 years. Originally set up by the immigrant Irish fleeing from the famine in their homeland, The market has long connections with crime. Drug dealers and counterfeit DVD & cigarette dealers blighting the market in recent years.
I managed to get down there(by accident!) on the final day. Emotions were running high, but most people were still friendly and welcoming.
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