This website is to tell you about the Market, it’s Stallholders and the businesses which thrive around the Square. Additionally,we also would like to introduce you other parts of Rochford and it’s area, also to show the Visitor, either locally, nationally or from overseas good reasons for adding Rochford to their itinerary, see the Rochford page.
If you would like to take a stall or more information contact Nick Janes on 07802 427073 or complete the Enquiry Form - select HERE
Southend was Rochford’sbiggest rival. Rochford’s town centre became shabbier and shabbier, as Southend’s attraction became all too apparent in the neglected street of the Market town.
Negotiations began to reinstall the market, to attract the spending crowds back to Rochford. A plan that was initially blocked by Rochford traders finally went ahead, after extensive local media coverage. The new market, established by Reginald Janes and David Reeve opened on the 11th October, 1977.
This Tuesday Market, opened for general goods, has survived for the past twenty years. Certainly, the crowds in Rochford’s now liberated town centre give the Market their full support and, if they continue, this market will remain to enjoy it’s persistent success.