Truro Pannier Market is the largest niche retail area in Truro. Since the current owners took over as landlords, the Roach family have, with the addition of a new floor, suspended ceiling, heating as well as the Tinners Court development, made the area into a vibrant and interesting area of shopping in Truro.
The building has been in existence since before the second world war as a workshop and garage. During the war it was used to construct Spitfire wings. It was first used as a market over 30 years ago. Traders who remember those days tell us that there were no doors at the front, just concertina gates. The building was open to all the elements so traders had to dress in several layers with gloves, hats and scarves just to stay warm in the cold weather. Shoppers had to be made of stern stuff back then! Over the years the Pannier market has developed into the covered shopping area it now is.