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Preston Magazine looks at what happened to the Market Square’s old fish stones

Posted on - 8th December, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre
A picture from the Harris Museum shows the fish stones in use

A picture from the Harris Museum shows the fish stones in use

Whatever happened to the old fish stones on the Flag Market?

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Just one of the questions pondered in this month’s Preston Magazine which takes a look back at Preston’s history.

The local nostalgia magazine goes to hundreds of people in the city every month and is run by Penwortham resident Heather Crook.

In it there is a lookback at the old Market Square in 1850 and what happened to the old fish stones where traders would lay out their fish for the day.

A more morbid piece of nostalgia is looking at the uncovering of skeletons and ancient tombstones in the area around St Walburge’s Church ion Maudlands in 1854.

There is also the publication of a poem called The Fool by Robert W Service who hailed from Preston.

You can read this months’ edition below or follow this link to view it

The Preston Magazine – Issue 21

Have you read it? Do you know what happened to the fish stones? Let us know in the comments below

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