John retires from Beverley Market after 57 years.Mon 23rd January 2023
John after 57 years at the Beverley Market thought he could retire quietly!! It didn't work out like that..
John Dyson began trading at Beverley’s Saturday market in 1966, (England won the World Cup that year), started at the age of 16, but now the time has arrived for him to relax a little, on Saturday 14 January he closed down his stall for the last time.
Stallholders wanted to give him a send off and presented John with a cake and former traders and a former markets officer were invited to say farewell, along with customers old and new.
Richard Lascelles, the council’s markets officer, said: “John has always been at the Market, it is the end of an era. We wish him well in his retirement".
John who is the president of the National Market Traders’ Federation said "Beverley’s market has grown much bigger over the years, it has been great to be part of such a wonderful Market and see the changes over the years, I will miss the traders our customers, the friends and banter".
Whist he has retired from Beverley market, John will continue to trade at Pocklington and Cottingham markets with his stall, selling hosiery and socks.