Chesterfield Market Town Then

Chesterfield in Derbyshire is/was know nationwide as a historic market town. The market stalls were always a hive of activity, for locals and tourists alike. Over the last few years, many stalls have become unused.

There are plenty of theories as to why it’s popularity has waned. The rise of internet shopping and the rates charged by the local council being the 2 most popular reasons.

The following photographs are Chesterfield market in the 80s.