The Old Fish Market – Trinity Street, Stalybridge

The Old Fish Market – Trinity Street, Stalybridge

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?

Trinity Street, Stalybridge

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.



6 thoughts on “The Old Fish Market – Trinity Street, Stalybridge

  1. Linda Parish January 8, 2017 / 4:48 pm


    Do you know the date of the photo with the marching band on Trinity St?

    If it was taken in 1868 it could have been an opening ceremony for the Victoria Market building. Many bands often took part in processions at the opening of new public buildings.

    • Stephanie January 15, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Hi Linda – I’m sorry I don’t know – I’ll have a check though in case I can find the date or any clues. Thanks Steph

    • stephen craighill February 4, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Hello there, judging by the clothes, the electric street lights, the van parked down the side of the market hall, the missing auditorium fo the grand theatre (demolished in early 60s) I’m guessing about 100 years later than 1868…about 1970? x

  2. Dave Matthews April 4, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Hi. I grew up in Stalybridge in the 1960’s and can recall two individual shops in the Fish Market building. One was a ladies hair salon, ‘Wanda’s’, where my mum went on a weekly basis and next-door(?) was Fairclough’s ice cream parlour, which I visited less frequently (sadly!).

  3. Susan McKenna June 3, 2020 / 8:44 pm

    I think the 5th shop along was the Faircloughs ice cream parkour trinity street . My mums family the Goddards owned Faircloughs ice cream factory.

    • Stephanie June 8, 2020 / 2:45 pm

      Thanks – and thanks for getting in touch

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