Joy as market day comeback

Market days of the past, Poulton.
Market days of the past, Poulton.

AN historic town will see the return of its bustling market this month.

Locals in Poulton have expressed delight after it was revealed it will play host to a weekly market – missing from the area since the cattle market stopped in the 1960s.

Carol Woolley

Carol Woolley

Based outside St Chad’s Church in the Market Square business chiefs hope it will be the start of Poulton’s regeneration.

Markets manager Julian Brent, said: “The initial idea was to start a market on a monthly basis with a view to move it to weekly.

“However all the traders have requested it goes weekly immediately so we have decided to run it every Wednesday.

“At the moment most of the traders are from the Wyre area as Poulton is a traditional town and we want to sell quality goods.

“I hope it will breathe some new life into Poulton, it has certainly met with good response.”

Carol Woolley, of the Poulton Partnership, said: “This is great news, we were over the moon when we found out it would be a weekly event.

“We have wanted this for such a long time and we hope it will encourage more people to come to the town to see what Poulton has to offer.”

Coun Barry Birch, economy portfolio holder at Wyre Council, said: “We feel this is an exciting move and very much look forward to the markets being held on a regular basis.”

The first market will be held on Wednesday October 26.