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Drumming in the Market, 1949
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Drumming in the Market, 1949

Today sees the Drumming in of the Market for this year, and fittingly we have two pictures from the past courtesy of Peter Burges.

Peter writes:
'... the [left] picture enclosed goes back to 1949....at the mercat cross....Mr Thomas Sclater accompanied by none other than yours truly doing the honours on this occasion. [The photo on the right] taken at the pier head ,on the same day...surrounded by young spectators, some of whom were probably watching such an event for the first time. '
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Picture added on 28 July 2004
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