A place full of treasures and pleasures

Wandering around Leyland Market is a common pastime for many.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 3:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:54 am
Eric and Shirley Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall in Leyland Market
Eric and Shirley Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall in Leyland Market

Those who are feeling a little nostalgic may remember Shirley and Eric Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall for more than 15 years until they retired in 1998.

Their granddaughter Louise Morris has recently posted a photograph on Leyland Memories Facebook page, asking for people’s memories of them.

She said: “My nana and grandad, Shirley and Eric Hewitt (who are sadly no longer with us), had the jewellery stall for many moons.

“When my nana retired in 1998, she received a lovely book from her friend Laura who had the flower stall next to her.

“Any stories or pictures of my nana and grandad would be much appreciated.”

Deborah Noblett posted: “It’s a trip down memory lane for everyone still on the 

“Shirley and Eric were lovely people and missed by all.”

Davina Ashcroft, who runs Domestic Lighting at the market, wrote: “Lovely to see these folk again.

“Laura (who used to work on the flower stall) still calls into the market now and again. It is always nice to catch up with her.

“Many of the traders that were there with your lovely grandparents are still stall holders in Leyland market.”

Matt Just recalls many Saturday afternoons when he had to wait in the market whilst his parents worked.

He said: “I remember all those boring afternoons when I was dragged to watch my dad, Barry, work.

“Those were the days. I used to go every weekend while he worked.

“He ran the book stall, which also sold washing machine parts and did repairs. It was his dad’s stall before him. They where like Rodney and Del Boy!”

Paul Bibby said: “I loved working on the market. I did several stalls and Whittakers Butchers.”