The Old Fish Market – Trinity Street, Stalybridge
The Fish Market was built opposite the Victoria Market Hall in 1881 at a cost of £1600 – Bargin! The decorative stone on the roof matches that on the Market Hall. In this photo you can see the decorative stone triangle in the centre. This stone triangle is no longer there. Does anyone know why or when it was removed?
In my memory the Fish Market has always been individual shops as it appears to be in this photo. I think I can remember a pet shop in one, and a florist on the corner – what about you?
The Old Fish Market is on the right in this picture. Various dignitaries are in front of the Library on the right and the photo is looking up towards what is now Armentieres Square; I wish I knew what the event was! Please leave a comment if you have any ideas. Thanks.