1986 Wednesday & Saturday Markets

The markets are situated on the site of
the cattle market. On both the         
Wednesday and Saturday markets there   
are stalls which sell clothes, shoes,  
sports gear, toys, jewellery,          
animal foods, sweets, garden tools,    
bags, lampshades, fruit & veg,         
electrical appliances, wicker ware,    
records and tapes, freezer foods,      
wallpaper, kitchen equipment and dress 
making materials. Recently an indoor   
food hall has opened selling poultry,  
eggs, cheese etc..                     
The Saturday market is much larger.    
On Wednesday there is also an auction  
in the covered parts. Bikes, fridges,  
washing machines & cookers, furniture, 
beds and some livestock are auctioned. 
Anyone can take their second hand goods
to be sold. Lots of people come to the 
markets to take advantage of the       
variety of stalls and low prices.      
 

Map of the area

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