A Melton market trader is due to take up his stall for the final time this Christmas to thank his customers for their support over three decades.
Popular Malde Godhania, who runs a ladies’ fashion stall, has been forced to retire due to a chronic back condition.
Malde (55), who lives in Loughborough, has been part of the street market scene for 30 years and has served three generations of Melton families. His daughter Maya used to help out on Saturdays when she was growing up.
He said: “When I first came to Melton my pitch was outside the old Post Office in Windsor Street but I’ve been in Market Place on Tuesdays and Saturdays for years and love the atmosphere. I really miss seeing my regular customers and I even miss the weather!
“I loved serving all the mums and their daughters and now many of them have children of their own, too.
“My back problem is such that I would now need someone to help me on the stall and that’s not practicable so I am having to step down.
“My aim is to do one or two last Saturday markets to say thank you to my customers.”