Morpeth has always had a market, receiving its original Market Charter from King John in 1199.
Up until the 1950’s, the town had a major livestock market - at one stage, the largest livestock market in the North East.
See a history of Morpeth markets.
Nowadays – Morpeth has both a weekly Charter Market on a Wednesday and a thriving monthly Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of every month. Both these markets are held on the Market Place in the heart of the town.
Since 2009, they have been run by Northumberland County Council – and now in 2013 are benefitting from an innovative public-private partnership agreed between the council and the Sanderson Arcade for resourcing, developing and promoting the markets.