It was England’s oldest Christmas market – a four-day extravaganza creating a festive wonderland attracting up to 300,000 people each year.
But while the streets of many cities were bustling at the weekend, Lincoln was eerily quiet.
The annual spectacle begun in 1982 was cancelled by the city’s Labour-run council as it had become too popular, causing a ‘safety risk’.
Last year 320,000 people flocked to the market, generating an estimated £15million for the city’s economy.
But, as businesses basked in the bumper success, Labour councillors said the event had become a ‘risk to public safety
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