The end of an era is nigh at Lancaster Market Hall, where many of the remaining traders are preparing to move into new shop premises before the building’s closure in a month’s time.
Rob Devey went to find out about their plans and their feelings about the end of a city institution.
Colin Smith is typical of many traders getting ready to bid farewell to Lancaster’s indoor market.
Colin and Peter Corke, who ran The Market Cobbler together, have gone their separate ways ahead of the market’s closure on September 11.
Colin moved into a former mobile phone accessory shop in the Marketgate Shopping Centre four weeks ago and is now trading as The Marketgate Cobbler along with three part-time staff.