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Preston Markets Timeline

Preston Market on Flag Market in early 1800s

A rich history and heritage tracing back to the 1600s.

Preston Markets is steeped in history with key periods shaping what you see today.

1680

Possibly even earlier than 1680 the Flag Market and surrounding streets were the main places to trade in Preston.

1824

The Market for Corn and other food items moved to the Corn Exchange when it opened.

1870

Work started on the Larger Market Canopy and on Saturday 6 August at 7.30am it collapsed.

1875

Larger Market Canopy was finally completed in November.

1924

Fish Market Canopy was built with re-paving and artificial light provided in 1927.

1958

Major alterations were made to the Larger Market Canopy, glass skylights were removed, electric lighting installed and cobbled floor replaced.

1972

The former Indoor Market Hall was opened.

2016

Restoration of the Fish Market Canopy was completed in May.

2016

Restoration of the Larger Market Canopy was completed.

2018

New Indoor Market Hall opened.

2018

Demolition of former Indoor Market Hall and car park.

2022

Construction of Animate Cinema and leisure complex on the former Indoor Market site.

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