We all love to look around a market, especially when we’re on holiday, they have an atmosphere all of their own! There’s a few good ones right here on the Fylde Coast. Bonny Street Market was one of them – but sadly the stalls are gone and the site’s been cleared to make way for new things…
The market closed for good in November at the end of the 2022 season. On Monday 17 October 2022 we went to take one last look around before it closed for good…
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Bonny Street Market was originally going to close permanently in January 2022. The operators put this notice on their Facebook page on 27.1.22. “It’s with regret we have to write this post. Sadly after 36 seasons we have had to close due to circumstances beyond our control. Unfortunately our site is being developed, along with the surrounding area into a new leisure development. So its with a heavy heart that we say a big thankyou and goodbye to all of our customers that have supported us over the past 36 years.”
At the end of the autumn half-term holidays, as promised, the market was closed and all the stalls emptied. By Christmas everything was being dismantled, and in January 2023 most of the site was clear. This film was made at the beginning of January 2023 –
Bonny Street Market had to close because a major redevelopment project is getting underway at Blackpool Central, to create a new indoor theme park.
The enabling works include a new multi-storey car park towards the rear of Central Car Park, close to Central Drive. Phase 1 is restoration of heritage buildings at Central Drive.
Something for Everyone!
Bonny Street Market was Blackpool’s largest open air market, with 75 stalls and something for everyone. Slightly protected from the weather by surrounding streets. It was sandwiched between Bonny Street (the road along the back of Sea Life and the amusements) and Central Car Park.
A packed toy stall welcomed you into the market’s main entrance. Ladies, gents and childrens clothes. Fancy goods, homewares, gifts, bags, music and much more.
With stalls packed tightly together, music playing and people chatting and laughing, it had a great atmosphere, especially on a sunny day! The market opened daily throughout the season, from Easter to the end of the Illuminations.
Did you know? Bonny Street Market first began in 1985, on the site of the former Stanley Cubbins Fairground.
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6 thoughts on “Goodbye Bonny Street Market”
So sad to see bonny st market go lve been going to it for 36 years twice a year people so friendly enjoyed going round all the stalls big part of blackpool going xx
The irony is – that market is tiny in the first place. Cant they just build around it ? Where else are you going to hear someone randomly playing Percy Faith And His Orchestra – ‘Theme From A Summer Place’ ? All that history, atmosphere and long standing friendships made . . to be replaced by a SHITE characterless car park !
What do they need to close Bonny St Market?, it only takes p a small piece of land surely to God the bloody council can leave it alone, after all it brings in revenue to the town. Your losing an asset Blackpool. 😕
Chariots Of The Gods is a flawed concept, having witnessed a UFO myself hovering over a chemical plant in Trafford Park in 1999 i too thought we must be being visited by aliens. It was only as a christian that i found out that Jesus, Mary & some of the saints had appeared to the visionary Veronica at Bayside USA (1970-94) amongst other things she was told about the end times we are living through was that Satan & his cohorts were flying these craft around to trick mankind into believing aliens exist, they don’t. There were many miracles performed there during the period to authenticate their appearances.
Loved going there for gifts and generally buying shite to give to people when we got back …it had a good wee vibe , and the guy selling the hot donuts was awrite ❤💖💗
Going to miss bonny street market always went to it 2 or 3times when we visited Blackpool sorry it is closing was part of Blackpool