End of an Era as Market Stall Closes Due to Retirement

Gunning retirement

A Bury Market institution has closed its doors after trading in Bury town centre since 1960.

Lawless', owned by the Gunning brothers, began selling hardware in the old Market Hall in what is now Kay Gardens with brother Frank running the business. 

After the Market Hall fire in 1968 the business was transferred to the new site where Frank continued to manage the stall. 

In 2001 Fred took over managing the stall and has now retired.

Markets manager Andrew Heyes said: "Lawless's has been an institution on Bury Market for generations and it's sad to see this family firm finally close. Countless numbers of shoppers will have met and been friends with the Gunnings since 1960 and we wish Fred all the very best in his retirement."

Pictured: Fred and Frank Gunning.

Published: 06 September 2016