Market day in Westhoughton and the prams were out in force in this photo from 1962.

The Bolton News: Westhoughton Market, 1962

From the limited view we have via this photo, it certainly looks as though the market sold a wide range of goods ranging from bags to household cleaning items - you can just see tins labelled Persil and Ajax.

At the back of the market was a sweet stall offering fruits and mints for a shilling (5p) a quarter or chocolate caramels for one shilling and threepence.