In 1728 King George II granted a Royal Charter for a weekly Market to be held on a Friday. It is understood that the Market was located around Neston Cross.
During the mid 1800s many people travelled from North Wales across the Dee estuary on foot, on ponies and donkeys and carts to go to Neston Market. Evidence suggests that in the early 1900s monthly Farmers’ Markets were held in Neston. These were much used by farmers’ wives for the sale of cheese, butter and eggs.
Neston Markets are now the responsibility of Neston Town Council and are held in the Market Square between Sainsbury’s supermarket and the Town Hall, and in the Town Hall basement.
The Weekly Friday Market
The weekly Friday market is as popular as ever, attracting customers from far and near. It is a focal point for the town where shoppers and locals meet. Friendships have developed between customers and traders through many years, which add to the atmosphere.
Friday market day is the busiest day for the town. The market is open every Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trade lines at the Friday market include:
• Local artisan breads
• Fresh Cheshire produce
• Local fine meats, fish and cheeses
• Homemade cakes, jams, pies and chutneys
• Pet food and treats
• The latest men’s women’s and children’s high street and designer fashion
• Quality shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories for all the family
• Specialist homeware and hardware
• Sweets and treats
• Watch specialist
• Gifts, cards and stationery
Look out for details of special events, offers and entertainment.
How to find us
The Market Square and Town Hall are in the heart of Neston, just five minutes walk from Neston railway station, well served by local buses and there is plenty of free parking close by.
Neston Town Hall, High Street NESTON CH64 9TR