Exhibition captures final days of Preston Indoor Market

Posted on - 8th October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Sweet counter Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Sweet counter Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

Pictures capturing the final months of the city’s former Indoor Market are going on display at the Harris.


Joseph Gudgeon snapped away before the market shut up shop in 2018 to move into its new purpose-built home under the Outdoor Covered Market canopy.

The £4million structure replaced the previous Indoor Market which had traded since 1972 and is due to be demolished in early 2019.

Joseph took photos of the stallholders in their final days and in total spent more than a year taking pictures of the building and the traders – many of whom did not make the move to the new markets.

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Hair today Pic: Joseph Gudgeon
Hair today Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

His photo exhibition, titled 72:18 comes to the Harris and is free to go and see.

Speaking at the time of releasing some of his pictures to Blog Preston, Joseph said: “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.”

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The exhibition runs from Saturday 13 October to Sunday 25 November.

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