The “milk bottle” sculptures suspended above the F shed lane way have generally been received favourably but one of our traders has an interesting explanation for their existence.
This trader was overheard explaining to a quizzical customer that the bottles were in fact part of the market plumbing system. The trader went on to explain that there was a hole in the roof but staff had been unable to find its exact location so had placed multiple bottles under the roof to catch the drips.
Apparently that explanation was good enough for our customer who walked away quite impressed by this plumbing innovation. We do have some “wags” amongst our traders.