Even the pavement has been removed as everything is cleared away for the £1.5 million refurbishment of Newgate Market.

First the 85 stalls of the daily market moved back to their historical home in Parliament Street earlier this month.

Then the workmen moved in to dig up the pavement and expose the ground below.

The full project is expected to take 16 weeks and followed months of consultation earlier this year.

Newgate Market is operating its normal hours of 9am to 5pm seven days a week in its temporary location with its usual range of goods on offer, from greengroceries and local produce to books, accessories, bags and tourist souvenirs.

During the refurbishment, the snickleways from the market area to Shambles are closed.

The refurbished Newgate Market is expected to be open for business and the stalls back in their usual place in time for St Nicholas' Fair which starts on Thursday November 27.