Redhill, In 1871 a new company was formed and the field opposite the hall was bought to create a livestock market. The new company did better enabling the Market Hall building to be enlarged to accommodate a bank and the post office. The local market moved out of the building when a dance floor was installed in 1896 and eventually moved into the market field.
One year later it was decided to develop the north side of the market field, the result being the buildings that still stand along Station Road from the centre of the town to the Abbott pub.
The fortnightly market continued for many years but eventually came to a close as the car superseded the horse and fewer animals were sold, and as the hygienic packaging of food, especially meat, began to take over from carcasses hung in the open for sale.
The Market Hall also remained busy for many years, staging events of all kinds but eventually progress’ caught up with it. No doubt it was seen as not modern enough for future requirements and it was demolished in 1982 after standing as a prominent landmark for 120 years, the Harlequin Theatre replacing it as the town’s entertainment centre.
Present & Future
Redhill Market is located in the beautiful town of Redhill in Surrey and Tudor Markets took over the previous management since July 2017.
Since then the Market has been vibrant and you will be able to find fruits and vegetables, a florist, clothes, mobile accessories, kitchenware and menswear.
And the market also has a variety of food choices such as Thai food, Jacked potatoes with multiple fillings, Indian food, Asian, Slovakian and Caribbean Cuisine.
For those of you with a sweet tooth the Redhill Market also offers a selection of freshly made cakes and doughnuts.