With a market charter dating back to the time of Edward I, Burnley is one of the oldest market towns in the country.

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Market Hall, 1965

This photo from around 1965 shows the old market hall in the town centre.

The Victorian Market Hall opened on New Year’s Day, 1870, and was an impressive structure. Around 10,000 tons of stone were used in its construction.

It’s interesting to see the stalls which had sprung up outside the main building - do you remember any of them?

The market hall closed in 1966 and would be demolished as part of a major modernisation scheme for Burnley town centre which saw the creation of a new market and shopping centre.