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This revised and updated book is still available today

This absorbing book by the Williams Brothers was a complete sell-out within eight weeks of its first publication in 1994 – Necessitating a rapid reprint which also subsequently sold out.
A further special limited edition published in 1998 continued the trend.

Ashton’s Market has always occupied an important place in the day to day life of local society and has provided a focal point for the community even when faced with formidable competition. Entering the new millennium the market still maintained its status as a major shopping attraction. This updated book continues the story from 1998 up to 2009. The 21st century saw new forms of retailing emerging creating new challenges for local shops and Ashton’s traditional markets. The greatest challenge was to arise in May 2004 when the Ancient Market Hall was destroyed by fire.

Read how this event affected the traders many of whom lost their livelihoods –
the repercussions felt by the outside market and other businesses and the town itself.
The book covers the aftermath of the fire and the rise (and fall) of the Phoenix Market
and of the rebuilding and reopening of the ‘new’ market hall.

The authors have also taken the opportunity to include additional material to the
book’s earlier chapters which were not available for previous publications -
Plus the addition of many more photographs and illustrations.

‘To Market, To Market’ traces the history of Ashton’s outdoor and indoor markets from the very beginning near to St Michael’s Square up to present day. It is a volume packed with facts and interesting stories spanning over hundreds of years. The market has always attracted attention
just as this enlightening and entertaining book will do as it reveals the story of one of the North’s,
if not the Country’s GREATEST MARKET

Available in either paperback or hardback formats
162 pages
six chapters
plus £1.55 P&P
With a foreword by Bill Tarmey
(Coronation Street's Jack Duckworth).
Pictured centre with authors David (left) and Philip.
184 pages
seven chapters
was £18.60
Offer price £14.00 inc p&p
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for details of
Hardback Edition.

For cheque payment details or other information
email: HOYD Publishing.

The book can also be obtained from:
Tameside Local Studies Library,
Central Library,
Old Street,


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