04 Sep GLYN ‘THE WATCH MAN’ RETIRES AFTER 41 YEARS AT NEWBURY MARKET
Glyn Moyse started selling state of the art digital watches at Newbury Market with his brother, Ian, in 1979. They were so busy on the stall and they worked together for around 15 years before they expanded, and Ian worked other markets.
Glyn’s mother, Joan, used to help out on the stall, with her little dog, Bonnie, who became quite a hit with the regulars, sitting quietly behind the counter and greeting every customer.
Glyn has enjoyed his 41 years at the Market but is looking forward to spending his retirement with his wife saying, “I’ll miss my customers, but I won’t miss the early mornings in the winter. I’ve seen a lot of changes after all the time on the Market I remember asking the Council to extend the Market until 5pm as Ian and I were so busy in the early years.”
Debbie Smith, who manages the Market together with her husband Malcolm said, “Glyn will be missed by everyone. He’s been a regular part of the Market for a very long time and all of the traders will miss seeing him every week”.
Martin Colston, Leader of the Council said, “It’s great to see the Market doing so well in the current times, with more stalls that we’ve seen for a long time. I would like to thank Glyn for his loyalty to Newbury Market for the last 41 years and wish his the very best for his retirement”.