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Monday, 7 January 2008

Phoenix Market Hall

When Ashton Market Hall was destroyed by fire in 2004, Tameside Council pulled out all stops to build a temporary market hall at the top of Fletcher Street so that the traders could carry on in business.

There have been reports that the temporary market hall has not been doing well and that traders were moving out. These photos show that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

Although the numbers of customers are not as great as when the prefabricated Phoenix Market Hall first opened its doors, the place is still fairly buzzing. I only saw two or three stalls that were empty, all in the lower section of the hall, furthest away from the main entrance.

The queue at the Pearson's butchers stall must say something about the popularity of the meat on sale!

The Phoenix Market Hall is only here temporarily until the real Market Hall is re-opened, so I am glad to have an opportunity to record a little piece in the jigsaw of Ashton's history.

1 comment:

  1. My recent experience was that it seemed fine to me.
    Even got a pork pie from
    S Williams & sons, as I did back in 2000


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