In the market for those memories

PUBLISHED: 11:06 23 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:38 12 May 2010

Royston market in the 1960s

Royston market in the 1960s

Hazel Lord has been looking through her old photographs, she discovered one of Royston market which is believed to have been taken in the mid-1960s. It shows her late husband, Gordon Lord, when he was environmental health officer for the then Royston Urba

Hazel Lord has been looking through her old photographs, she discovered one of Royston market which is believed to have been taken in the mid-1960s. It shows her late husband, Gordon Lord, when he was environmental health officer for the then Royston Urban District Council. Mrs Lord believes that the stall on the left was the old Reynolds Rock stall and beyond were the pens used for cattle when livestock was taken to market each week. For the record, between 1918 and 1920 the market handled 4,470 beasts and 49,927 sheep. Our other photograph shows market day on August 16, 1939. On display are 862 lots of fruit which came up for auction along with poultry, eggs and vegetables.


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