Town Halls and Markets

Longton Market

Longton’s Victorian Market Hall

Spotlight on Stoke is writing a series of booklets about Stoke-on-Trent’s heritage town halls and markets.

The booklets, which are being published at regular intervals over the next two or three years, will introduce readers to the town halls and markets in:

  • Tunstall
  • Burslem
  • Hanley
  • Stoke
  • Fenton
  • Longton

As well as looking at the architectural history of the city’s heritage town halls and market halls, they will contain short “family histories” of well-known market traders whose families have been stallholders in local markets for many years.

There will be descriptions of the markets that exist today along with details of the stalls and the range of products sold.

The first booklet in the series will be about Tunstall town hall and market.

It is being published later this year during the celebrations to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the opening of the present market hall in Butterfield Place by Thomas Peake, the chief bailiff and chairman of the local board of health, on December 2nd, 1858.