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Final weeks of trading at Preston Market captured in pictures

Posted on - 5th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Nostalgia, Photos, Preston City Centre
Chewing the fat Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Chewing the fat Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

A Preston photographer has begun capturing the final weeks of the city’s Indoor Market.

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Preston Indoor Market, trading since the 1960s, is due to be demolished in the coming years.

Some of the traders will be moving into a new market under the listed Outdoor Covered Market in a new glazed structure.

They were due to move in during the first week of December but a decision was taken to delay the move until early in 2018 – as traders wanted a final Christmas in the current market.

Read more: Preston Market scheme remains ‘on track’ despite stalling claim

Fruit stall Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Fruit stall Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

Joseph said: “I’m a Preston born and bred photographer and I have a keen interest in Preston’s history, heritage and architecture.

“I like to capture the characters, the quirks and the architecture, which are woven into the very fabric of our wonderful city.

“Hopefully my photographs will be enjoyed by future generations.

“My latest project is based on the Indoor Market. It’s a Preston institution.

“I have titled this collection ‘Capturing the stories behind the stalls’.”

Read more: Butchers in the market raided

It is not yet known how many of the current market traders will move into the new market.

Catch of the day Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Catch of the day Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Dave in the Market Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Dave in the Market Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Taking stock Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Taking stock Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Market roof Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Market roof Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
The ups and downs of the Indoor Markets Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
The ups and downs of the Indoor Markets Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Bags of trade Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Bags of trade Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Enjoying a cuppa Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Enjoying a cuppa Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Chop chop at Adrian Livesey's Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Chop chop at Adrian Livesey’s Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Sweet counter Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Sweet counter Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Manning a stall Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Manning a stall Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Market trader Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Market trader Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
New van for Livesey's Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
New van for Livesey’s Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Hair today Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Hair today Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Are you being served? Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Are you being served? Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

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