Market day - late 19th and early 20th century

One of the ‘rural institutions’ of many market towns around the country has been a recurring livestock market, and in this, Westerham was no exception. The towns weekly market had originated on the Green, then called Market Place, as shown in the upper photograph. Around 1912, the assembled hurdle-pens were moved to the wide pavement outside the George & Dragon and the ‘County & Provincial Bank’ in the centre of town as shown in the lower photograph.

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