Arndale Market - a Memory of Luton.

Does anyone remember the Arndale market when it first opened and the first several years?if you went in the market entrance opposite where peackocks is now,turn immediate right and walk straight on,on your right there was a stall which sold hair products,the man that owned it was tall and had a deep voice,there was a stall which sold teddy boy clothes and had drape jackets hanging up,a scottish lady that had a badge stall,a shoe shop next to the fish market called Mick,he was there for many years,another shoe shop next to the car park exit which sold safety shoes and specialised in ballet shoes,a stall called two guys who sold everything from tap washers to toasters.All gone now sadly.A lot of the market seems to be small cafe's serving food for different cultures.


A memory shared by kieronland on Feb 14th, 2019. Send kieronland a message

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Fri Feb 5th 2021, at 6:20 pm
ducatee commented:
Hello, Did you mean Blundels? I knew it well as my Uncle owned a model shop in Park Square, my father also took over Bridens sweet shop a little later on, I would guess in about 1955.
"Brown's" work-man's cafe was on the "Square" too, fantastic egg & chips., but not as good as an more "up -market" cafe in Bute Street or the "Petite" in Manchester Street, happy days
John Russell
Wed Aug 28th 2019, at 7:44 am
micallef-lynn commented:
Yes I remember all of this. My sister's and friends had stalls on there too . in fact silver lining is still there
Gosh I was a teenager and had a Saturday job in blunders dept store as you came into the arendale. I used to walk around the market at lunch time.

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