Lancashire Market given overwhelming thumbs up from Friargate firms

Posted on - 8th August, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Food & Drink, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Crowds filling the Lancashire Market on Friargate

Crowds filling the Lancashire Market on Friargate

Friargate firms have backed the return of the Lancashire Market to its streets.


Preston Business Improvement District said it had surveyed businesses along the street and 95 per cent of them wanted to remain as the location for the three-times-a-year market.

The next Lancashire Market is due to take place on Saturday 22 August and stalls will line the street once more.

Traders said the event “added a real buzz and vibrancy to the area.”

Friargate will be closed to traffic throughout the Saturday and it marks five years since the city centre market began.

BID manager Mark Whittle said: “The Lancashire Market has become a real highlight on the foodie calendar in Lancashire and beyond and regularly attracts thousands of people to the city.

“Since we first launched the event five years ago, more than a quarter of a million people have flocked to Friargate to see the fantastic goods on offer from Lancashire producers.

“Although the basic concept of the market remains the same, we try to do something different each time, so our butchers will all be vying for the honour of producing Preston’s best sausage and the cookery demonstrations will add yet another interactive dimension to the event.”

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