HOW heart-warming and nostalgic to see the market back in its rightful place in Parliament Street.

On Saturday, there was a real community feeling and a very happy atmosphere.

The market is the hub of retail in York, at least it was in the past. Market traders have been central to our social history, therefore they should be given centre stage, not hidden in the background – save that for visiting markets.

The market is one of York’s showcases: keep it that way by leaving it in Parliament Street for everyone to enjoy.

Joyce Gee, Kingsway North, Clifton, York.