Looking back at Northampton's Market Walk over the years - or is that Peacock Place?

Northampton's Market Walk went up for sale online this week for £2million - take a look back at the centre over the years.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 11:14 am

From shops launches to forgotten store fronts, here is a selection of photos of Northampton's Market Walk - also known locally as Peacock Place - from over the past 10 years.

Market Walk has gone through a few rebrandings over the years. Before 2010, it was known as Peacock Place.
Artists Mark Pacan and Daxa Parma with their work at their Live Art shop in Peacock Place, c.2010. Photo by James Corbett.

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Special guest and Cobblers player Lewis Hornby snips the ribbon for Cynthia Spencer Hospice charity shop. L-R Sandy Cosford, Maureen Wreford, Yvonne Walding, Lewis Hornby, Judy Fitch and Linda Mace.
Jessops at the entrance of Peacock Place circa 2010. Today, Phonebox trades in its place.
Fitness Inc health shop looking sunny under one of Market Walk's palm trees... c.2015.
Pricless was once one of the front facing shops looking out to Market Square
Bohemian Finds enlists the help of two live window models, c.2013.
Re-launch of the Friends of Cynthia Spencer shop in Peacock Place, with one of the Pride of Northampton lions on display. Photo by Sharon Lucey.
Centre manager Mark Austin next to the charity Wishing Tree in 2013
Decorated ready for the festive season with Next in the background. December 2006.
A workman in 2010 taking down one of the old Peacock Place signs ahead of the Market Walk rebranding.
Warzone Workshop on floor two c.2015. Another shop that has since left Market Walk...
The entrance to the former MK One... but look at the list of shops promised inside on the left. Next, Laura Ashley, Early Learning Centre, Clinton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans... all since gone.
At least eight Wesleys coaches gather on Northampton Market Square, outside Peacock Place, to take passengers on an outing. September 10, 1964
Peacock Place was home to a number of national chains including Principles and Dolcis
Who remembers this popular shoe shop?
Jagger and Woody from Heart FM with Maureen Rossington, Peacock Place Centre Manager. December 2009.
Various plans have been on the cards for the centre of the years
Market Walk as of this week (July 2019) - where more than half the available floor space is vacant...