Blackpool Memories: 13 pictures of the greatly missed St John’s Market which was once the oldest in town

These images capture the era of Blackpool’s oldest market, which is now lost to time.

Trading began in a building on Market Street in 1844 before a new market was built between there and Corporation Street in 1893 with much of the produce on offer coming from the growers of Marton Moss.

The new St John’s Market in King Street opened on 28th May 1938. In the late 90s there was movement on the redevelopment of the site and the market eventually closed. Sainsbury’s at Talbot Road gateway now stands in its place.

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