Permanent display screens featuring market scenes from 1860 to the present day were installed on Wellingborough Market this week.
Scenes give a brief history of the market through the ages and include the old corn exchange on the market square pictured in 1902, the last ever cattle market in 1905, Gillit & Gillit Auctioneers in 1920 and fruit stalls in the 1970s.
The display screens were commissioned by the Borough Council of Wellingborough, following discussions with market traders, and will act as a windbreak, along with providing extra security for the stalls which back onto Orient Way.
Councillor Graham Lawman, Chair of the Market Working Party said: “there have been some wonderful compliments from passers-by. An 83 year-old gentleman has spotted his wife pictured at the fruit and veg stall in 1975.”
The screens are part of a market regeneration programme, that has included a new stall layout and the creation of a dedicated events space, which will be available for community groups and charities to use free of charge, for non-revenue generating events. Further improvements to market will be seen later this year.