Opinion: Moor opening hours at Moor Market, please

The Moor Market
The Moor Market

Bosses are investigating how to make the Moor Market more appealing. The answer is simple, says Colin Drury...

MOOR OPENING HOURS PLEASE

So, in light of falling visitor numbers to the new Moor Market, Sheffield City Council will work with Sheffield Business School to come up with opening times when “as many people as possible” can shop there?

Astonishing.

One wonders how long it will take this panel of brains to conclude what the rest of us have been saying since day one: make it more convenient by doing Sundays and early evenings, and more people will go there.

MILKING GOOD NEWS

Business is moo-ving along nicely at South Yorkshire dairy Our Cow Molly after it won a bumper contract Sheffield University, as reported in The Star. What udder-ly fantastic news.

BANNER THE BEST?

From milk to ale and who’d have thought Diary readers would prove so passionate about pubs?

People are still getting in touch with suggestions after this page revealed an inventory of historic Sheffield boozers is being drawn up in a bid to protect them.

“How about The Banner Cross in Ecclesall Road?” asks latest contributor Baron de Eau Draant online. “All dark wood panelling, nice snug room and decent real ale.”

Worth drinking too.

TOG-GED UP?

Another reader, meanwhile, gets in touch after Sheffield music snapper Glenn Ashley - whose first ever exhibition opens next month - appeared on this page.

Messaging via thestar.co.uk, reader Etoile wondered about a word used in the piece: “what’s a tog?” he asked.

Apologies. It’s an old newspaper term for photographer - although one which is increasingly going out of use. Sort of like ‘sub editor’.