35 incredible retro images of Preston’s historic Flag Market down the decades, from public celebrations to old school cars

Sitting at the heart of the city, the Flag Market has been the focal point of Preston for decades.

Having hosted countless events, from markets to mass gatherings, it has also been a long-lasting meeting place, cultural landmark, and architectural wonder over the years. Here we explore our best archive pictures of historic Flag Market scenes from down the decades.

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