Market Street Stalybridge

This photo is of the very top end of Market Street, at the junction with Trinity Street/Waterloo Road. The building on the far left is the Boars Head Pub. Can anyone identify the shops in the centre and right of the picture?

Market Street - at the junction with Trinity Street and Waterloo Road (opposite the Town Hall)
Market Street Stalybridge – at the junction with Trinity Street and Waterloo Road

Below is a more recent picture of Market Street, this time you can see the Technical School and Central Girls School on Waterloo Road on the far right and a little further down Market Street. The bank in the centre of the picture is Martins Bank closed in 1970s when it transferred its business to the main TSB Branch on Melbourne Street. The Boars Head Pub closed in the 1980s and is now Gruber Garrett solicitors. (Valentine, S 2012) The shop on the right, Wrights, is now Thompson and Cooke Solicitors.

Market Street Stalybridge at the junction Trinity Street/Waterloo Road.

As always if you have any thoughts or memories about the photos to share please leave a comment below. Thanks, Steph/



6 thoughts on “Market Street Stalybridge

  1. Jacky Heap January 21, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Hi the bank that says Savings Bank was Trustee Savings Bank, I worked there till it moved onto Melbourne Street in the early 70’s to a new purpose built building opposite Nat West. It was then be came Lloyds and I am not sure if it is still or has reverted to TSB.

    • Stephanie January 22, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Thanks Jacky I’ve changed it on the main post. Thanks for leaving a comment. All the best. Steph

  2. Hilary Cope February 22, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Hi Steph

    I’ve been trying to find information about the old shops at the corner of Trinity Street/Waterloo Road for a while, thanks for sharing.
    Your web site is really interesting.

    Regards, Hilary

    • Stephanie February 24, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks Hilary. I’ve more photos to come – keep checking back. Thanks

  3. Max Lawton March 10, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Great memories!!
    I remember the football special buses lined up on Waterloo Road, going to City one week and United the next. My memory is from the early 60s.
    Later in the sixties my friends and I would meet in the Boars Head and then get the trolley bus to Ashton.
    Kind regards

    • Stephanie March 12, 2016 / 12:08 pm


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